The longtime boyfriend of a University of Idaho slain student and her surviving dog has been spotted greeting her newborn niece.
On November 13, four young women—Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle—were fatally murdered at their off-campus rented house in Moscow. The quadruple homicides have been accused of being committed by Bryan Kohberger, a Ph.D. candidate at Washington State University who resided 15 minutes away from the location of the crime.
Goncalves’ family has been updating their Facebook page with information on their lives in the wake of the terrible catastrophe, despite a court order prohibiting them from communicating to the media about the case.
The bereaved family provided a peek at Jack DuCouer’s visit to Kaylee’s house in Coeur d’Alene on Friday along with his dog Murphy. The Goldendoodle, who was discovered unhurt inside the residence where the horrific crime was committed, has been residing with Mr. DuCouer.
During the visit, Mr. DuCouer and Murphy met Kaylee’s newborn niece Theodora MaddieKay Stevenson, whose middle name honors Kaylee and her closest pal Madison. The baby was born in March to Kaylee’s older sister Alivea, who had asked both victims to be bridesmaids at her wedding.
“Jack and Murphy stopped by evening and chose several lovely gifts. We will be giving the remainder to our local animal shelter early next week. Jack also got to meet our adorable MaddieKay tonight. Much love buddies,” the message stated.
The Goncalves family posted on their Facebook page last month that they had made an Amazon wishlist for Murphy in response to several requests from followers of their live updates. At the time, they said that they planned to give the majority of the dog toys to their neighborhood shelter.
Kaylee’s mother Kristi Goncalves also said that she was overtaken with emotion after receiving the presents.
“[We] spent HOURS yesterday opening snacks and reading notes. We sobbed and cried. She writes, “We could sense Kaylee right there with us. “Thank you very much to everyone. We are unable to put into words how we are feeling. It’s mind-blowing and highly emotional. I’m grateful.
Mr. DuCouer started the dog’s Instagram account in January, and it already has over 110,000 followers. Since then, he has shared photos of the dog recently as well as memories of Murphy with Kaylee and Madison.
Authorities looking into the triple killings revealed last week that one of the cops engaged in the case was on a Giglio/Brady list. The single suspect in the case, Mr. Kohberger, is the subject of current legal actions that may be impacted by the results.
Investigators are required under Brady legislation to provide defense attorneys access to material that will clear them. The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement asserts that Giglio’s material contains information that would suggest that a witness is not reliable.
It was not immediately apparent what was on the list or how the officer was involved in the murder probe. The court received the evidence described in the most recent file in camera on March 24, but the prosecution has asked for its contents to remain sealed.
On June 26, Mr. Kohberger is scheduled to show up in court for a preliminary hearing. Although he hasn’t filed a plea, he said via a public defender earlier this year that he “was eager to be exonerated.”
Two warrants made public last month and obtained by The Independent show that investigators collected a Glock .40 caliber gun, empty gun magazines, a knife, a pocket knife, black face masks, black gloves, electronic devices, and more clothing items from the home of Mr. Kohberger’s parents in Pennsylvania, where he was arrested.
Mr. Kohberger’s family home was searched on the same day as another search at his residence in Pullman, Washington, which was a 15-minute drive from the murder site in Moscow.
When the search warrant from the Washington area was made public in January, it became clear that authorities had entered Mr. Kohberger’s Pullman apartment where they found a “collection of dark red” markings and a pillow with a “reddish/brown stain.” Law authorities also seized a Fire TV stick and maybe some animal fur.