Kaylee Goncalves was true crime fan who reported sighting of lacking lady to police 12 months earlier than homicide
Slain University of Idaho scholar Kaylee Goncalves was an actual crime follower who reported a possible sighting of a lacking lady to police one 12 months earlier than her private grisly demise.
Goncalves, 21, was stabbed to demise in an off-campus residence in Moscow, Idaho, throughout the early hours of Nov. 13, 2022.
Goncalves’ physique was current within the similar mattress as that of her best good buddy, Madison Mogen, 21. Housemate Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, had been found lifeless in a single different room.
In the wake of her homicide, the Goncalves family reached out to trendy true crime vlogger Olivia Vitale and reminisced in regards to the aspiring elementary school teacher’s passion for true crime.
“I started looking at the case that [Kaylee] was following with you, and then I said, ‘I’m going to reach out because maybe she can help resolve Kaylee’s story,’” devastated father Steve Goncalves suggested Vitale in an distinctive interview that aired this month.
“[Kaylee] wanted to help other families find this justice.”
In actuality, one 12 months earlier than her demise, Kaylee Goncalves was briefly involved in a single different native thriller.
According to a police file obtained by Fox News, Goncalves referred to because the Moscow Police Department on Oct. 5, 2021, to report a possible sighting of lacking lady Sharon Archer.
Archer, 62, had been reported as endangered lacking from Coeur d’Alene, Kaylee’s hometown, the earlier month.
“Kaylee told me the female was starring [sic] at her and her boyfriend when they were in the store and as they checked out [of Walmart],” Sgt. Dustin Blaker wrote in his report of the incident.
Sgt. Blaker well-known that Goncalves thought she acknowledged Archer from a lacking specific particular person poster, which she forwarded to him.
Although police adopted up on the choice, that they had been unable to purchase surveillance footage to establish Archer or her Toyota SUV. Searches of shut by lodging moreover turned up nothing.
Archer was found lifeless in her car submerged in Fernan Lake later that month, KREM2 reported.
The interaction was not Goncalves’ last run-in with police: In August 2022, just a few months earlier than the killings, she was captured on bodycam footage on the Moscow residence after officers responded to a noise criticism on the take care of.
Sgt. Blaker subsequently turned one of many lead investigators on the Nov. 13 stabbings. Fox News reported that his affidavit was used to assist the search warrant for suspect Bryan Kohberger’s apartment and office in Pullman, Wash.
Kohberger, 28, was a doctoral scholar in criminology at Washington State University in Pulllman, about quarter-hour from Moscow. He was arrested at his mom and father’ Pennsylvania residence on Dec. 30.
“I just looked at him … and I couldn’t take my eyes off of him, his every movement,” Kaylee’s mother, Kristi Goncalves, suggested NewsNation of the first time she seen the suspect in Latah County court docket docket.
Steve Goncalves talked about he was shocked to get your hands on Kohberger was “a guy that looks like a normal everyday … kid.”
Now in custody in Idaho, Kohberger faces 4 counts of homicide and one in each of felony burglary. Kohberger has not entered a plea and might return to court docket docket in June.