The University of Idaho Massacre

The fall of 2022 left an indelible mark on Idaho's collective heart as news of the tragic murder of four University of Idaho students shook communities to their core.

Idahoans mourned 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.

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In the face of such heartbreak, Idahoans exemplified a remarkable resilience, coming together with an outpouring of compassion recognized nationwide.

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The grief was palpable. The pain felt by families, friends, and the entire community was immeasurable. But amidst the sorrow, something profound occurred. Tragedy, with its heavy weight, had an unexpected effect—it united Idahoans in a shared sense of loss and empathy.

Idaho Strong

Communities across the state rallied around the affected families, offering unwavering support and solidarity to one another. Vigils were held, not just in the immediate vicinity of the University of Idaho, but throughout the state, showcasing the interconnectedness of Idahoans in the face of horror.

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Idahoans, known for their resilience and tight-knit communities, demonstrated that in moments of despair, they rise above individual differences and come together as a collective support system.

Idaho's Tragic History

Idaho's response to the University of Idaho tragedy came as no surprise to locals. Time and again, we pull together when it matters, setting aside that which separates from one another.

Scroll on for eight devastating tragedies, crimes, and murders that united Idahoans statewide. 

8 Deaths & Murders That Devastated Idaho

Please join us in honoring the legacy of these beautiful Idahoans we lost too soon.

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Lynette Dawn Culver was a daughter, a little sister, and seventh-grader with her entire life ahead of her in the spring of 1975. Her bright future was cut short at the hand of one of America's most notorious serial murderers.

If you have a credible tip to share on the whereabouts of the remains of Lynette Dawn Culver, contact the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

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