Idaho quadruple murder victims' former roommate reveals her final text to them before they were slashed in killing that shocked the world

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The erstwhile roommate of nan University of Idaho execution victims is speaking retired astir nan past connection she sent her friends and really she is honoring their legacy.

Ashlin Couch lived pinch Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen astatine their off-campus location connected Kings Road successful Moscow until May 2022 when Xana Kernodle took complete her lease.

Goncalves, 21, Mogen, 21, Kernodle, 20, and her fellow Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death successful that home in November 2022.

Couch recalled nan gut-wrenching infinitesimal she received an alert that location had been a homicide adjacent her erstwhile residence and texted her friends to spot if they were okay.

'I texted for illustration our group of friends, and I conscionable had said, 'Has anyone heard from Maddie?' And I remember, for illustration my past matter connection to her was like, 'Are you okay,'' Couch told KXLY.

Ashlin Couch (left), nan erstwhile roommate of Madison Mogen (center) and Kaylee Goncalves (right), revealed nan past connection she sent her friends

Couch lived astatine nan off-campus location connected Kings Road successful Moscow until May 2022 erstwhile Xana Kernodle took complete her lease

Couch recalled nan gut-wrenching infinitesimal she received an alert that location had been a homicide adjacent her erstwhile residence and texted her friends to spot if they were okay

'I felt it for illustration correct past and there, I benignant of conscionable knew that thing was wrong.'

'It crosses my mind much that, that could person happened while I was there. And, you know, you ne'er cognize for illustration really agelong personification is watching your house,' she said.

Couch and her mother Angela Navejas founded nan Made With Kindness instauration to grant her friends and created a danasiwa successful their names.

'I conscionable wish that I could do astatine slightest 1 much clip is like, you know, conscionable springiness her 1 past hug conscionable to beryllium capable to opportunity goodbye,' Couch said.

'I couldn't moreover locomotion to my car successful nan acheronian for months after, you know, it happened. Like, you conscionable want to astatine slightest consciousness a small spot safer. And if we tin thief assemblage students do that and conscionable create much consciousness of that and conscionable thief them consciousness a small spot safer knowing that thing for illustration this had happened, I deliberation is adjuvant successful immoderate way.'

Bryan Kohberger is accused of committing nan heinous crime that shocked nan nation, but has yet to person a proceedings scheduled astir 2 years later.

Although he was initially group to guidelines proceedings successful nan outpouring of 2024, nan repetition delays saw a judge successful February push nan tribunal day backmost to astatine slightest nan outpouring of 2025.

When Kohberger was arrested successful December 2023, complete a period aft nan slayings, cops said a cardinal portion of grounds was a achromatic Hyundai seen successful surveillance footage driving to and from nan tract of nan killings that matched Kohberger's car.

However, Kohberger's alibi filing claims that cellphone master Sy Ray will connection grounds that shows his cellphone did not recreation towards nan home, and 'thus could not beryllium nan conveyance captured connected video.'

Along pinch nan surveillance footage, different cardinal portion of grounds put guardant by prosecutors is Kohberger's DNA allegedly recovered connected a weapon sheath left down astatine nan massacre.

Bryan Kohberger (pictured) is accused of committing nan heinous crime that shocked nan nation, but has yet to person a proceedings scheduled astir 2 years later

The scenes wrong nan location were truthful gruesome that humor dripped down nan extracurricular of nan wall of nan property, which investigators described arsenic nan worst crime segment they person ever seen

On nan nighttime of nan murders, nan 4 victims and their friends had been enjoying a emblematic nighttime retired astatine section assemblage bars, and Mogen and Goncalves were past seen buying carbonara pasta from a takeout motortruck soon earlier they returned location astatine astir 2am.

Chapin and Kernodle had spent nan evening astatine his Sigma Chi fraternity house, and arrived location astatine astir nan aforesaid time.

After nan achromatic Hyundai was initially seen lurking astir nan location earlier successful nan evening, it was again spotted connected surveillance footage conscionable complete an hr aft nan friends arrived home.

At that moment, Kernodle appears to person still been awake arsenic she had conscionable received a DoorDash order.

Investigators besides wished that she had been playing TikTok astatine astir nan aforesaid infinitesimal nan achromatic Hyundai was seen performing a three-point move successful nan thoroughfare outside, astatine 4.04am.

Kohberger's telephone had been turned disconnected successful Pullman astatine 2.47am, wherever he lived astir 10 miles from nan execution location successful Moscow, and turned backmost connected again astatine 4.48am southbound of Moscow, connected nan way backmost to Pullman.

The victim's surviving roommate, Dylan Mortensen, later told constabulary she was besides awake astatine nan time, and moreover heard what was apt nan sounds of nan murders taking spot successful nan room upstairs. 

Mortensen told investigators she believed nan sounds were Goncalves playing pinch her dog, and moreover called retired to her friends to quiet down reasoning they were simply partying.

'Calm down, you're being loud!' she reportedly yelled astir 4am, successful summation to: 'I'm trying to sleep!'

After she heard nan questionable sounds slamming astir nan location successful nan dormant of night, Mortensen said a antheral sound upstairs said thing to nan effect of: 'It's okay, I'm going to thief you.'

Surveillance cameras later picked up what was deemed to beryllium personification sobbing, a large thud, and a canine barking, astatine 4.17am.

(L-R) Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were stabbed to decease connected November 13, 2022 

Couch and her mother Angela Navejas founded nan Made With Kindness instauration to grant her friends and created a danasiwa successful Goncalves (right) and Mogen's (left) names

Boyfriend and woman Ethan Chapin (left) and Xana Kernodle (right) were slain successful furniture together successful nan gruesome murders successful November 2022 

In a move that has led to galore questions since nan murders, Mortensen says she opened her chamber doorway to analyse nan sounds and was stunned to travel face-to-face pinch an intruder, dressed successful each achromatic and wearing a mask.

She claims nan slayer walked correct past her and exited retired a sliding solid doorway astatine nan backmost of nan house, leaving her stiff successful fear.

Nobody called 911 for complete 7 hours.

At 4.20am, nan achromatic Hyundai Elantra was seen again successful surveillance footage driving done nan neighborhood, pinch nan car later becoming a cardinal portion of grounds that prosecutors opportunity places Kohberger successful nan area astatine nan time.

This led to Kohberger's first alibi, claiming to person been 'driving alone' astatine nan clip nan murders were taking place.

In December, Idaho officials again came nether occurrence aft nan off-campus location wherever nan 4 students were stabbed to decease was torn down, against nan victim's families' wishes.

Although some prosecution and defense agreed for it to beryllium torn down, nan families based on against it, pinch Goncalves' loved ones fearing nan move would 'destroy 1 of nan astir captious pieces of grounds successful nan case.'

Before it was torn down, nan scenes wrong nan location were truthful gruesome that exclusive DailyMail.com images showed humor seeping down nan outsides of nan home.

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