Gruesome New Details Revealed In Savage Idaho Student Slaughter

Four University of Idaho students were found dead Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Police are investigating the deaths as a crime. (Angela Palermo/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The autopsies performed on the four University of Idaho students who were butchered showed that the killings were “personal” — as the father of one of the victims suggested that his daughter tried to fight off the attacker.
  • Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt on Thursday confirmed that the cause of death was murder by stabbing.
  • “It would have had to been a large knife,” she told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News about the murder weapon, which has not been found.
  • The coroner described the early Sunday attacks as “personal,” according to Idaho News, which cited a CBS report.
  • Mabbutt said it was possible that some of the wounds in the bloody rampage were defensive, adding that it was unknown who was attacked first.

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