When Brian Entin, a lesser-known journalist who rose to fame after breaking the Gabby Petito story, said he was going to Idaho to explore the enigmatic killings of four students in a home close to the University of Idaho, internet sleuths were ecstatic.
The bodies of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, who were found stabbed to death on November 13 on the second and third floors of an off-campus apartment in Moscow, Idaho, are still unsolved, but investigators are making every effort to do so.
The four murders are thought to have been carried out with a “Rambo”-style knife when the pupils were sound asleep. According to reports, their housemates Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were present at the time of the killings but escaped unscathed. According to reports, after discovering the bodies, they awoke several hours later and dialed 911. Mortensen and Funke are not considered suspects, according to Idaho police.
Web sleuths are working hard to assist the authorities while the inquiry is ongoing. At this point, there haven’t been any significant developments in the case, so when Entin said he was going to cover the gory tale in Idaho, netizens rejoiced.
The journalist tweeted on November 25: “Heading to Idaho on Sunday to cover the college kids slain for @NewsNation.” “Tomorrow (Saturday) at 4 PM ET, @CoffindafferFBI and @producerpaige_ will have a Twitter Spaces to go through all the details. You can post your queries in the comments section or we can answer them live.”
Applause for the news was heard online, especially from people who had read Entin’s reportage of the Petito-Laundrie case the previous year. One said, “I have been wondering when you might head that way. “FINALLY! Get there now! The world requires you! “another exclaimed. Someone else chimed in, “During last, someone who’ll actually ask questions at the press briefings.” “Brian, I’m so grateful for you! Your efforts truly make a difference.
These families and the neighborhood demand an explanation. Such things don’t occur in Moscow “a remark was made. “Instead of the hazy reports we’ve received so far, we can now obtain some actual definite answers based on the facts. Thank you, #idahostudents and @BrianEntin “Another spoke out.
As previously stated, Entin held a Twitter Space on November 26 to discuss the case and afterwards issued a link to access it.
What Entin Discovered
Travel vlogger Gabby Petito, 22, was discovered dead in September 2021 in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. In a notebook discovered with his skeletal bones in the Carlton Reserve in North Port on October 20, 2021, her fiance Brian Laundrie, 23, acknowledged to killing her in August of that same year and dubbed it a “merciful murder.”
Entin and his cameraman drove to the city of North Port, where Petito had formerly resided with Laundrie and his family, after Petito was reported missing. Entin had only planned to stay a few days, but he ended up staying for seven weeks, spending the majority of that time camped out on the lawn of a house next to Laundry’s parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, as the story unfolded.
Entin later told The Independent, “We had no idea we would end up remaining there for so long. The gifted reporter soon established himself as the public’s go-to source for information about what was happening on the ground in Florida by using his journalistic acumen and aptitude to win over important contacts.
He amassed a large following as a result, with many praising the reliable and current information he freely offered on Twitter. Because there wasn’t always verified information to provide, he continued, “there was such a hunger for information in real-time that it created a challenge. I didn’t want to get into one of those traps where you share your theories with others.
I took the same technique as in other situations: I quickly tweeted out information while ensuring its accuracy. Focus on the facts.
Entin works for NewsNation right now. He was a reporter for WPTV West Palm Beach, Florida; WTOC Savannah, Georgia; and KTVO Kirksville, Missouri before working as an investigative reporter for WSVN Miami. Entin told Next TV, “It’s crucial for me to keep covering subjects that other media aren’t paying close attention to and provide viewers a perspective they won’t get from other news outlets.” “I want to give the audience a real, on-the-ground experience,” the speaker said.