A FORMER FBI profiler believes the University of Idaho suspect who stabbed four students to death is a “first-time killer.”
Famed expert Jim Clemente believes the still-unknown suspect is likely a young man who is comfortable with blood.
Clemente, a criminal behavioral expert and former New York prosecutor, also believes that the suspect, who killed Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, knew at least one of the victims.
“Going into an occupied dwelling with six young adults, any of whom could have a knife or a gun or a cell phone to call the police is extremely risky unless you know the circumstances inside.”
Clemente is certain the suspected killer is a man that is comfortable with blood as he was able to brutally stab four people to death in quick succession.
He added that the killer might be a hunter or work as a butcher.
“He doesn’t mind the wet work of getting his hands dirty, and his profession will probably say the same thing,” said Clemente.
The crime was likely a targeted attack, said Clemente, however, he says the killer “may not have known which room exactly the person was going to be in.
“They may have stopped at four victims because they got to their intended victim,” he added.
The Moscow Police Department called the suspect “sloppy” and called the aftermath of the murder the most gruesome scene they had witnessed.
“I don’t think he’s the experienced killer. I don’t think this guy’s done this before,” said Clemente, adding that the suspect may have been motivated by “revenge or rejection or some kind of insult.”
Security consultant and former FBI agent, Pete Yachmetz, agrees with Clemente, calling the suspect a “young, unsophisticated person.”
“Going into an occupied home where there were six people in different rooms in the middle of the night is pretty dangerous,” he said.
A suspect has not been named by the MPD yet and there are conflicting stories about what happened before the murder on November 13.
There have also been reports that Goncalves was being stalked, however, the MPD hasn’t been able to confirm it.
“Investigators have looked extensively into information they received about Kaylee Goncalves having a stalker,” police said in an update on Tuesday night.
“They have pursued hundreds of pieces of information related to this topic and have not been able to verify or identify a stalker.”
Clemente believes police have a lot working against them since the suspect has likely fled town after the murders.