A FORMER FBI profiler believes the University of Idaho suspect who stabbed four students to death is a ‘first-time killer’.
Renowned expert Jim Clemente believes the still-unknown suspect is likely a young man who is comfortable with blood.
Clemente, a criminal behavior expert and former New York City prosecutor, also believes the suspect, who killed Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, knew at least one the victims.
“This is an extremely risky crime for the offender unless he knows one or more of the victims, or is tracking one of them,” he said. told the New York Post.
“Entering an occupied dwelling with six young adults, each of whom might have a knife, a gun or a cell phone to call the police, is extremely risky unless you know the circumstances inside.”
Clemente is certain the alleged killer is a man who is comfortable with blood as he was able to brutally stab four people to death in quick succession.
He added that the killer could be a hunter or work as a butcher.
“He doesn’t mind the wet job of getting his hands dirty, and his profession will probably say the same,” Clemente said.
The crime was likely a targeted attack, Clemente said, however, he says the killer “may not have known exactly what room the person was going to be in.
“They may have stopped at four kills because they got to their target,” he added.
The Moscow Police Department called the suspect “botched” 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 has done this before,” Clemente said, 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 an “unsophisticated young person.”
“Walking into an occupied house where there were six people in different rooms in the middle of the night is quite dangerous,” he said.
A suspect has yet to be named by the MPD and there are conflicting stories about what happened before the November 13 murder.
There were also reports that Goncalves was being harassed, however, the MPD were unable to confirm this.
“Investigators have thoroughly reviewed the information they received about Kaylee Goncalves having a stalker,” police said in an update Tuesday evening.
“They pursued hundreds of information related to this topic and were unable to verify or identify a stalker.”
Clemente thinks the police are working hard against them since the suspect likely fled town after the murders.