Cops Have ‘Messed Up a Million Times,’ Idaho College Murder Victim’s Dad Says

The father of one of the University of Idaho students killed in a grisly off-campus slaying says he’s not waiting for police to solve the case and has hired a private detective to solve the case — and plans to hire a lawyer to force police to share more information.

Steve Goncalves, father of 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, accuses the Moscow Police Department of running a poor investigation with a complete lack of transparency. He wants to know why police said incidents in other states aren’t related to the deaths of his daughter, her best friend Madison Morgan, Xana Kernodle, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin. And he wants to know why police have cleared certain people of involvement in the murders, saying that “the community” should have a chance “to peer review” their alibis.

“If you don’t share your alibi, then you’re scared your alibi isn’t strong enough to share with the community because that gives them a chance to peer review it,” he told Fox News.

The four students were found stabbed to death in their rental home on November 13. Two other roommates, who lived on the first floor with a separate entrance, were not harmed, and police have said they were not involved, as CrimeOnline has reported.

Goncalves told Fox he’s immersed in rumors and theories on social media and doesn’t understand why police don’t address every one of them publicly.

“They’ve messed up a million times,” he said. “But I don’t get to say that because what experience does Steve have? He doesn’t know. He’s just a dad who woke up one day and had his life turned upside down.”

Meanwhile, Goncalves said he’s hired a “true pro,” a private detective with 50 years experience in law enforcement and an 87 percent success rate in solving cases. And he said he’s spoken with several attorneys to help him force Moscow Police to release the information it has about the murders.

“There are things that we can request and things we can do to get to the truth faster,” he said. “You have to fill out forms to get this evidence released to you. I don’t know how to do that.”

Moscow Police are being aided in the investigation by Idaho State Police and the FBI, but the small department is still handling most of the communications about the investigation.

Goncalves, meanwhile, is demanding that police reveal everything.

“Don’t treat us like we’re a bunch of little kids,” he said of the two incidents in the Pacific Northwest — one of which took place in 1999 — that have been pushed by online sleuths. “You’re saying it’s not related. Then tell us why it’s not related.”

[Featured image: Left: Steve Goncalves talks about his daughter, Kaylee Goncalves, during a vigil for the four students in Moscow, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Right: Kaylee Goncalves/Instagram]

You May Also Like

Police: Suspect texted intentions to kill before shooting

A witness told police they received a text from Vance Wilkins about…

US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Biden administration took a first step Friday toward…

Thomas Gray was shot to death by Jacksonville officer Thursday

Thomas Gray, 60, was shot to death Thursday by Jacksonville officers who…

Florida man’s argument with landscaper leads to gunfire, arrest, deputies say

WEKIWA SPRINGS, Fla. – A man living in Wekiwa Springs was arrested…

Anger as woke firm refuses to print stickers defining women as ‘adult human females’ in trans row

A printing firm is in a women’s rights row after declaring it…

Democrats Attack Republican’s ‘Islamophobic’ Removal of Rep. Omar from HFAC, Blame Racism, Xenophobia, ‘White Supremacy’

Democrats attacked the “Islamophobic” removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the…

‘He might start shooting again’

LOS ANGELES – A gunman had fired his first deadly shots outside…

Texas power woes linger as Arctic air heads for New England

AUSTIN, Texas – As rising temperatures offered some hope for frustrated Texans…

88% of American Parents Prioritize Money over Family for Their Children

American parents prioritize work and money far above marriage and parenthood for…

Dozy Mmobuosi's net worth compared to Premier League owners amid Sheffield United takeover talks

Sheffield United are believed to be in the midst of a £90million…

Barnsley thug left man fighting for his life with brutal punch in huge bar brawl

Michael McDonagh has been jailed for two years

Renewals, disenrollments for Medicaid, CHIP starting in April

Here’s what you need to know so you don’t lose coverage for…