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Prominent cold case expert claims ‘inexperienced’ Idaho police made ‘major mistake’


Private investigator Sheila Wysocki told DailyMail.com that Moscow, Idaho police made a ‘big mistake’ in the case of four murdered students

The Moscow police department committed a ‘major negligence’ when they removed personal items from the homes of four murdered Idaho students without giving family members a chance to walk through the bloody scene before it disturbed.

This is the claim of famous crime-solving expert Sheila Wysocki, who has become a household name in private investigators when she solved the murder of her own college roommate some 30 years after the murder. crime occurred.

Since then, she has brought justice to the families of many victims whose crimes have remained unsolved for decades.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, Wysocki, 60, described the removal of the items as ‘a huge mistake’ and expressed concern that the inexperienced police force mishandled the crime scene and lost a precious opportunity that cannot be regained.

She explained, ‘It’s heartbreaking, it can be the difference between solving the case or not and the police having good information.

‘The police will say they don’t want to hurt the family. Well, they’ve been hurt more than you can imagine, and when there’s the difference between dealing with it and not dealing with it, I know every mother or father I’ve worked with will step in. case school regardless.

‘I think it was a big mistake that they didn’t give any family members that chance. I just hope they took hundreds, hundreds of good crime scene photos.’

Wysocki expressed concern that the inexperienced Idaho police force mishandled crime scenes and lost valuable opportunities to gather evidence.

Wysocki expressed concern that the inexperienced Idaho police force mishandled crime scenes and lost valuable opportunities to gather evidence.

Wysocki expressed concern that the inexperienced Idaho police force mishandled crime scenes and lost valuable opportunities to gather evidence.

Three weeks after the gruesome murder, Moscow Police Department officers were seen packing boxes and leaving the house.

Three weeks after the gruesome murder, Moscow Police Department officers were seen packing boxes and leaving the house.

Three weeks after the gruesome murder, Moscow Police Department officers were seen packing boxes and leaving the house.

'I think it was a big mistake that they didn't give any family member that chance [to walk through the crime scene before it was disturbed]'

'I think it was a big mistake that they didn't give any family member that chance [to walk through the crime scene before it was disturbed]'

‘I think it was a big mistake that they didn’t give any family member that chance [to walk through the crime scene before it was disturbed]’

Sheriff James Fry personally drove the U-Haul truck into the driveway while his officers loaded box after box with the belongings of the four victims.

Sheriff James Fry personally drove the U-Haul truck into the driveway while his officers loaded box after box with the belongings of the four victims.

Sheriff James Fry personally drove the U-Haul truck into the driveway while his officers loaded box after box with the belongings of the four victims.

Speaking on the day of the relocation, the Idaho State Police acknowledged that moving furniture is not something police usually do but hopes that it will help families 'heal'

Speaking on the day of the relocation, the Idaho State Police acknowledged that moving furniture is not something police usually do but hopes that it will help families 'heal'

Speaking on the day of the relocation, the Idaho State Police acknowledged that moving furniture is not something police usually do but hopes that it will help families ‘heal’

“I just hope they took hundreds of good crime scene photos,” Wysocki said

“I just hope they took hundreds of good crime scene photos,” Wysocki said

“I just hope they took hundreds of good crime scene photos,” Wysocki said

The house at 1122 Kings Street where childhood friends Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, Xana Kernodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were brutally murdered remains the scene. case and is under police control, according to Moscow police captain Anthony Dahlinger.

An officer stood guard at the door and the yellow crime scene tape was still wrapped around the house and the trees behind it.

But three weeks after the gruesome murder, Moscow Police Department officers were seen packing and moving out of the house.

At the time, police said family members had asked for the items to be returned and said the items were no longer needed in the hunt for the killer.

Sheriff James Fry personally drove the U-Haul truck into the driveway while his officers loaded box after box with the belongings of the four victims.

Speaking on the day of the eviction, Aaron Snell, Idaho State Police’s Public Information Officer admitted that it’s not something police usually do but hopes that it will help families ‘heal’.

He said, ‘We don’t want to keep things that are really unnecessary for the investigation.’

But according to Wysocki, it’s a potentially disastrous decision because, she says, no one, not even the most seasoned detective, can spot the kind of detail in a student’s room that a parent can. discovered.

She said, ‘They have more insight into their children even though they are living away from home. They know their child better than any officer working on this case and they will be able to look and say, ‘He would never do that’, or ‘that’s out of place’, or ‘something is missing. what.’

According to Captain Anthony Dahlinger, the house at 1122 Kings Road, where childhood friends Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, Xana Kernoodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were murdered. barbarism is still the crime scene and is under police control

According to Captain Anthony Dahlinger, the house at 1122 Kings Road, where childhood friends Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, Xana Kernoodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were murdered. barbarism is still the crime scene and is under police control

According to Captain Anthony Dahlinger, the house at 1122 Kings Road, where childhood friends Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, Xana Kernoodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were murdered. barbarism is still the crime scene and is under police control

Kaylee Goncalves' best friends, Madison Mogen, both 21, were murdered on November 13 along with roommate Xana Kernodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20.

Kaylee Goncalves' best friends, Madison Mogen, both 21, were murdered on November 13 along with roommate Xana Kernodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20.

Kaylee Goncalves’ best friends, Madison Mogen, both 21, were murdered on November 13 along with roommate Xana Kernodle and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20.

Ethan was staying with Xana when they were both stabbed to death in the murder house at 1122 Kings Road

Ethan was staying with Xana when they were both stabbed to death in the murder house at 1122 Kings Road

Ethan was staying with Xana when they were both stabbed to death in the murder house at 1122 Kings Road

According to Wysocki, the fact that the house was known as a ‘party house’ significantly increased the burden on the officers tasked with gathering forensic evidence.

She said, ‘They’re going to have to scan every single fingerprint in that house – one by one and match them to whoever. It’s a monumental mission.’

Wysocki also expressed concern about the relative inexperience of the first officers on the scene – the lead investigator had only been a police officer for two years.

She said, ‘Idaho will be remembered for this case and the way they handled it could be the subject of a class in the next 15 years because they got this wrong, that wrong.’

But she declined the suggestion that, as the investigation entered its seventh week, the case could be considered ‘cool’.

She explained, ‘A case turned cold when the police decided that there was no more evidence left. Right now, they have thousands of tips to follow.

‘This case is very much open and active.’

According to Wysocki, the ‘CSI effect’ leads to unrealistic expectations and public impatience.

Wysocki said, ‘People seem to think that DNA and fingerprints come right back, you catch the culprit and it’s done. You wrap it up, you bring it to the jury. But the DNA takes more than a minute to come back, and as far as fingerprints are concerned, they can go through thousands of times, but the culprit may not be in the system yet.’

Murder House in Moscow, Idaho.  Murdered housemates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were found in their beds on the top floor.  College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor.

Murder House in Moscow, Idaho.  Murdered housemates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were found in their beds on the top floor.  College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor.

Kaylee and Madison were found on the top floor of their home in Moscow, Idaho. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor.

“Right now, the pressure on the police is unimaginable,” she said. She said, ‘Think about it. They go to the grocery store, and someone who knows they’re a cop is working on that case and there’s pressure there because the person who’s checking him out will ask if they’re close to settling.

‘Their family members feel it, their closest friends try to help them navigate it. The chain effect of a crime of this magnitude is immeasurable.

‘Make no mistake, this entire community is forever changing.

‘For families, I’m the call they don’t want to make after 20 years when it’s still unresolved.

‘We don’t know what police and EMTs did in the first moments of arriving on the scene or how they’ve handled it since then, but the reality is they changed it before families had a chance. Assembly see, that’s a big deal. mistake.

‘You just have to hope they got everything else right.’

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