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Idaho homicide officers are investigating a similar attack in Oregon

Police investigating the brutal slayings of four University of Idaho students are investigating possible links to an earlier fatal stabbing of a sleeping couple in Oregon.

Moscow Police Chief James Frye was asked Wednesday if his officers were “investigating a possible connection” to the “unsolved double stabbing” of Travis and Jamilyn Juetten last August, about 400 miles away in Salem.

The reporter noted that this case also involved “two people stabbed in their home in the middle of the night, long knife, no suspect at this time,” similar to the off-campus quadruple killing in Moscow on Nov. 13.

Police investigating the brutal slayings of four University of Idaho students have confirmed they are looking into possible links to the unsolved double stabbing of Travis and Jamilyn Juetten last August in Salem, Oregon.

“We’re looking into all possibilities and we have other agencies that come to us with other cases and things that we’re going to follow up on,” Frye said.

When pressed, he confirmed that the Salem attack — in which Travis Juetten died while his wife survived despite being stabbed 19 times — was on his team’s radar.

Moscow Police Chief James Frye confirmed he has a tip to investigate possible links to the unsolved attack on Travis Juetten, 26, and his wife, Jamilyn, 24. Marion County Sheriff’s Office

“I got a tip about this case and I passed it on,” Frye confirmed.

Police said at the time that the Juettes were attacked by a masked intruder as they slept at 3 a.m. after their family offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest.

Friends said Travis, 26, died trying to fight back and stop the killer’s frenzied attack on his 24-year-old wife, who survived.

“He saved her life,” a family friend told KOIN 6 News at the time. “He was protecting her from an attacker.”

The family of Travis Juetten has put up a $50,000 reward to find his killer. Family handout

Similar to the Idaho case, the killer struck because other people were home at the time, and a friend who was going to fly Juettens’ cat to Hawaii the next day scared away KOIN 6 the attacker. said.

Idaho State Police say they still have no suspects in the slayings of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, in the early hours of Nov. 13.

Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right, were brutally murdered. The roommates’ dog was spared from the fatal attack. TikTok/kayleegoncalves0 University of Idaho students Xana Kernodle, right, and Ethan Chapin met at the time of their brutal murder. AP The four victims shared the house with two other roommates who were home at the time of the brutal murder but were spared. James Keivom

Police said all four of them were probably sleeping on the second and third floors of the house at the time. The killer spared their two roommates and one roommate’s dog.

Capt. Roger Lanier said Moscow police do not believe the surviving roommates were involved in the murder. He also ruled out Kaylee’s ex-boyfriend Jack DeCoeur as a suspect – investigating claims she had a stalker, which were later dispelled.

Lanier also reiterated that the man seen on security footage near the victims at the food truck on the night of their deaths has also been ruled out.