Moscow police chief defends probe of Idaho killings as unverified video footage surfaces

BOISE, Idaho — Moscow Police Chief James Fry on Tuesday defended his command of the investigation into the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, pushing back against growing questions as the homicide case nears 6 weeks old and remains without a suspect.

“What I want people to know is this is a Moscow Police Department investigation,” Fry said in a Tuesday video update on the case. “We’re utilizing the resources of the FBI and (Idaho) State Police, but we pick the investigators. My command team oversees this. We have 94 years of experience between us, and we’re going to continue to work this case, we’re going to continue to work it to the completion.”

No motive, no apparent suspects, no arrests, no weapon those are just a few of the still unanswered questions in the grisly murders of four college students in Idaho. The frustrating lack of information is haunting the grief-stricken community of Moscow and the University of Idaho campus.

As of Monday, federal agents assigned to the investigation, based in Moscow — in addition to Salt Lake City and Virginia — outnumbered the combined city and state resources by roughly 20 law enforcement personnel. The individual agency staffing

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