The four students from the University of Idaho found dead in off-campus housing from suspect homicide were named by the authorities on Monday. 

The Moscow Police Department identified the college kids as Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee GonCalves, 21.

The tragedy that unfolded on Sunday led the university to order students to shelter in place until police swept the area and ensured there was no ongoing threat to the community. 

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Classes were canceled on Monday by University President Scott Green out of respect for the four students who lost their lives.

“It is with deep sadness that I share with you that the university was notified today of the death of four University of Idaho students living off-campus believed to be victims of homicide,” Green said in a statement Sunday night.

It is not yet known if the causes of death connected to the homicide probe have been determined yet as few details about the ongoing investigation have been released so far. Authorities have asked anyone with any information related to the case to come forward. 

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“Currently, there is no one in custody,” the police department said in a press release.”The Moscow Police does not believe there is an ongoing community risk based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation.”

Who were the victims?

The four students found dead appeared to be friends, based on their social media accounts.

Chapin and Kernodle appeared to be in a relationship. Both of them were from out of state, while Mogen and GonCalves were Gem State natives before attending the university.

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Chapin was from Washington state and Kernodle was from Arizona. Mogen was from Coeur d’Alene and GonCalves was from Rathdrum in the state.

Modgen and Kernodle used to work at Mad Greek, a family-owned restaurant just over a mile from the home where the students were found. After their deaths, the owners wrote a heartfelt tribute to the pair. 

“Xana and Maddie have been servers here for several years and brought so much joy to our restaurant and all of those they encountered,” wrote the restaurant. “… You will be greatly missed. Thank you for being a part of our family/team and for helping me so much over the years. Until we meet again.” 

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The family of Goncalves released an emotional statement about the loss of their daughter and sister.

“Kaylee was, is, and will always be our defender and protector,” wrote the family, in part. “… She did absolutely everything she set her mind to. She didn’t hold back on love, fights, or life.” 

The family has also urged that people “refrain from spreading harmful rumors” about the deaths of the four students.