disturbing murder of Four University of Idaho Students November 13 bears an eerie resemblance to two previous college town massacres — including serial killer Ted Bundy’s infamous sorority house spree four decades ago.
retired criminal investigator Matt Hogan told Fox News that the Idaho murders were “remarkably similar” to the events of January 15, 1978, when Ted Bundy broke into Florida State University’s Chi Omega House in Tallahassee.
Hoggatt explained, “Bundy had knowledge of the victims in the home, and it was a frenzied attack with extreme violence.”
Bundy – by then a prolific serial killer who had abducted and murdered more than 30 women, often raping their bodies – brutally beat and strangled two Chi Omega sisters, seriously injuring two others. Done and went to the basement apartment nearby. A fifth victim also survived, but was left with permanent deafness.
“Bundy enjoyed the real climax leading up to the hunt and the kill. He enjoyed the anticipation and the plotting, and that’s what it sounds like here,” Hoggatt said.
Idaho police and the FBI are still searching for the killer of college students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Zana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, who were killed in an unprovoked attack in the early hours at their off-campus home in Moscow. 13 November. No suspects have yet been named or the murder weapon found.
Bundy – who was eventually executed in Florida in 1989 – isn’t the only killer to terrorize the Sunshine State college town.
Joseph Scott Morgan, a professor of applied forensics at Jacksonville State University, told Fox that the Moscow massacre reminded him of Danny Rolling, the so-called “Gainesville Ripper,” who murdered five University of Florida students over four days in August 1990. Was.
Morgan explained, “It involved knives, took place in a college town but in off-campus homes, and Rolling Inn moved into homes that had more than one occupant.”
In addition to robbing his victims, Rowling taunted the police by leaving their bodies in an unsightly fashion. His reign of terror famously inspired the 1996 horror film “Scream”.
Morgan said that Rowling’s crimes and the University of Idaho murders were “extremely high risk”.
“But this is all speculation,” he clarified. Referring to the search for the Idaho killer, he said, “All that matters right now is this man being caught.”
Despite the comparisons to Hoggatt and Morgan, retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente pushes back on the idea that the Moscow killer is a serial predator like Bundy or Rowling.
Clemente told Fox, “If this was a serial killer, I would have expected him to kill everyone in the house, so I believe it was a targeted attack, very different from Bundy, who had a random attack. ” Investigators in Moscow had earlier confirmed the attack was “personal”, Two other housemates were released, and reportedly had not heard of the murders.
speaking to the post On Wednesday, Clemente insisted that the killer was likely a “young” man known to at least one of the victims.
“Going into an occupied residence with six young adults, any of whom may have a knife or a gun or a cell phone to call the police, is extremely unlikely unless you know the circumstances inside.” It’s risky.”
As of Thursday, Moscow police are looking for a possible link Between the November 13 murders and the unsolved double-stabbing of an Oregon couple last year.
“We’re looking into every aspect and we have other agencies reaching out to us with other cases and stuff,” Police Chief James Fry said Wednesday.