February 7, 2023
Idaho murders: ‘Diligent’ planning would’ve been wanted due to home’s advanced structure, ex-tenant says

The homicide of 4 faculty college students on the College of Idaho would have required diligent planning due to the distinctive structure of the house the place they had been killed, a former tenant of the home instructed Fox Information on Friday.

Rob McQueen stated “Tucker Carlson Tonight” he had been working in Ukraine when fellow former tenants instructed him what had occurred on the dwelling they used to share.

“You’ve got that preliminary response of, ‘I am unable to imagine that I used to dwell there’,” McQueen stated.

“After which you’ve the response of, ‘I am unable to imagine this occurred in my state.'”


Idaho murders: ‘Diligent’ planning would’ve been wanted due to home’s advanced structure, ex-tenant says

Entrance view of the home the place 4 Idaho college students had been killed in November 2022. It’s simply steps away from the College of Idaho campus.
(Adam Sabes/Fox Information Digital)

McQueen keyed into hypothesis whether or not the 2 surviving roommates, who reportedly lived on the bottom flooring, might have slept with out listening to or noticing the murders being dedicated on the second and third ranges of the uniquely constructed dwelling.

“Whenever you take a look at the structure of the home, it is mainly an previous construct with a more moderen construct on prime – and it is constructed right into a hillside,” he stated.

“It’s important to perceive that the construction of the home – these first two rooms — are constructed simply beneath the lounge after which are additionally constructed right into a hillside. So then whenever you transfer to the second flooring of this home, you get to the primary stage that enters two bedrooms, one bed room straight throughout from the kitchen and subsequent to the steps that goes as much as the third flooring. After which that kitchen enters onto a again patio, which is on that hillside.”

The second stage, the place the kitchen and second-floor bed room is positioned, shouldn’t be straight above the primary flooring bedrooms as it could be in typical building, McQueen stated.

The third stage is extra aligned with the second stage, however not the primary, which implies exercise on the higher flooring is probably not detectable from the bottom stage, he added.

“After which as soon as you progress from that sliding glass door, you may run straight into the doorway to a bed room after which to your proper you must go up the steps,” McQueen defined. “And when you consider a 3rd flooring, you must consider this in faculty housing, proper? So whenever you transfer as much as that third flooring, it is a slender stairway and enters into a really, very small hallway after which the doorway to 2 rooms, the room that the murders passed off in and one other room that was unoccupied.”

A suspect would both must be unconcerned with being seen, or be very aware of the distinctive structure, McQueen concluded.


Flowers at an improvised memorial at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho Monday, November 21, 2022, for four of its students who were slain on November 13.

Flowers at an improvised memorial on the College of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho Monday, November 21, 2022, for 4 of its college students who had been slain on November 13.
(Derek Shook for Fox Information Digital)


“You may both be fully not apprehensive in regards to the affect of what would occur to it’s best to you be caught, otherwise you needed to diligently plan and perceive the structure of that home to maneuver in and really depart that area with out actually inflicting alarm and being caught,” he stated.

McQueen underlined that whereas observers can get misplaced within the grisly particulars of the crime and the way it might have occurred, you will need to keep in mind the affect on the victims’ households, faculty neighborhood and state of Idaho total.