(NewsNation) — Nearly a month since four University of Idaho students were tragically murdered and police have yet to assure this community that they are any closer to catching a suspect.
The lack of information has some living in fear as a brutal killer is on the loose and may still be on the Idaho campus.
The rental house that was once filled with friendship and the joys of college life has been tragically quiet for weeks. A 24/7 security guard is stationed on the property to preserve the quadruple crime scene.
Neighbors no longer want to comment on the case and locals wonder why a full month hasn’t yielded more answers.
“It doesn’t seem too difficult in a university town, there’s Wi-Fi everywhere, you can track phones very easily,” said Corey Ihler, a Moscow resident. “My phone connects to everything that happens.”
Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Maddie Mogan, and Kaylee Goncalves were stabbed to death sometime on the morning of November 13.
Moscow police officers told NewsNation that a new update on the investigation will be published on Monday.
A former FBI special agent believes the suspect is someone familiar with the property.
“In fact, I think it’s very possible that he’s integrated back into the community,” said former FBI Special Agent Tracy Walder. “I’m going to say ‘he’ because my gut tells me that he is a man, what this person tells me is that he is, he is a ruthless killer.”
Police have yet to publicly name any suspects or persons of interest. But no reward offer has some speculating that there is.
“Why would you give a reward if you already have a person of interest?” Ihler asked.
Speculation is rampant as police have kept quiet, apart from a specific request for information on a white Hyundai Elantra.
Online detectives continue to raise questions about a student who interacted with two of the victims at a food truck and the roommates who slept through the murders.
Online threats have police considering criminal charges against those who cross the line.
“We are the official source of information. We want people to pay attention to what we post because it’s accurate information.” said Moscow Police Chief James Fry
. “Anything that comes from other sources is rumor or speculation and we want to put an end to that as soon as possible.”