November 15, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — The City of Moscow Police Department
would like to address community concerns about public safety. We hear you, and we understand your fears. We want you to know that we, like you, have been devastated and distressed by these young lives that were cut short needlessly. We determined early in the investigation that we do not believe there is an ongoing threat for community members. Evidence indicates that this was a targeted attack.
At this time, we have shared every piece of information that we can without compromising the ongoing investigation.
First and foremost, we continue to be steadfastly committed to ensuring the safety of our community. We want answers and deeply desire to see this case solved thoroughly and quickly and to bring justice for Ethan, Madison, Xana and Kaylee and their families. We owe it to them, their families, and this community to do all that we can do and do it well.
We are working closely with Idaho State Police investigators and with the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office. We are utilizing many other resources within the law enforcement community to bring about a fast resolve to this incident. As soon as we have more information that we are able to share with the community, state and nation, we will.
This incident highlighted that violence is possible in our own community and in every community. Until this case is completely resolved, we ask the community to continue to be vigilant, alert, report suspicious activity and help us to be the eyes and ears in our community.
The Moscow Police Department thanks everyone for their continued support, for their understanding of the limited information we are able to share, and for their patience during this difficult time.
We hope to have more information tomorrow.
Story Contact: James D. Fry Jr., Chief of Police
Phone: (208) 883-7054