Moscow, Idaho. It was Sunday, Nov. 13 when four University of Idaho students were found slain in their off-campus residence.

Since then, scarce details regarding the quadruple homicide have left locals astonished and longing for answers. As Moscow Police continue their investigation, speculation grows regarding the killer's identity.

From mainstream media outlets to social media platforms, theories about what happened that night have engulfed the national dialogue. One theory, however, stands out among the rest.

FAKE news

After TikTok user Ashley Guillard shared multiple videos baselessly accusing U of I educator Rebecca Scofield with involvement in the homicides, all hell broke lose. During the days that followed, Scofield's name was raked across the coals in the national spotlight.

In the fight to restore her good name, KTVB reports Scofield has filed a lawsuit against Guillard. The lawsuit was filed after Guillard dismissed two cease-and-desist notifications from Scofield's legal representation.

DAMAGE control

Moscow Police have since eliminated Scofield as a suspect in the investigation, but her reputation continues to take hits across the internet.

In an interview with the Independent, Wendy Olson, the professor's attorney, addressed the trauma caused by the baseless accusations.

The statements made about Professor Scofield are false, plain and simple. What’s even worse is that these untrue statements create safety issues for the Professor and her family. They also further compound the trauma that the families of the victims are experiencing and undermine law enforcement efforts to find the people responsible in order to provide answers to the families and the public. -Wendy Olson


IDAHO reacts

Idaho's response to the professor's alleged involvement and absolution has been a mixed bag of heartfelt and heartless reactions. While some Idahoans are siding with the professor, others remain weary of the educator despite her corroborated alibi.

Scroll on for a series of Idaho's reactions to the bizarre & disproven Scofield theory.



  • Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho
  • Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona
  • Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington
Photo Credit: KTVB YouTube
Photo Credit: KTVB YouTube

Nearly two months have passed since the four Vandals fell victim to a still unidentified murderer. As Moscow Police continue their investigation, Kaylee, Madison, Xana, and Ethan remain in the hearts of Idahoans and Americans across the nation.

Photo Credit: KTVB7 YouTube

Photo Credit: KTVB7 YouTube


Authorities are asking for your help. To assist the ongoing investigation, please report credible tips and information by email or by phone.

Tip line: 208-883-7180


Heartless & Heartfelt Reactions to Professor Wrongly Accused of Moscow Murders

The quadruple homicide of four University of Idaho students has triggered nationwide attention and concern.

As northern Idaho investigators continue the search for the murderer, fake news and wild accusations have engulfed local and national dialogues.

After confirming the claims against her were baseless, detectives eliminated an educator as a suspect. Unfortunately, her reputation remains an object of ridicule.

The following gallery is a glimpse at Idaho's response to the fallout. Click the pick to link back to the comment source.

🗨️ To assist investigators, report credible information by email or by phone.
Tip line: 208-883-7180

University of Idaho Candlelight Vigil Remembers 4 Slain Students [photos of vigil]

Four University of Idaho students were murdered in their Moscow rental house near campus on Sunday, November 13.

The Idaho Vandal community mourns the loss of Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Scroll on to see photos from the university's touching memorial service.

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