Idaho police ripped for handling of murders after 10 days with no suspect: 'I give it an F'
November 24, 2022 at 04:03
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One fellow University of Idaho student, who said he knew the victims, described their off-campus rental as a "party house."
But the victims also lived in what he described as "a party house," which he worried could complicate forensic testing.
"They could have had a party last week between 40, 50 people, so hair evidence, all that stuff becomes very suspect," he said.
Still, some DNA evidence could help the investigation, he said, including blood that doesn't belong to the four victims and DNA left under their fingernails or through other defensive injuries.
"They honed in on the crime scene, hoping they get a hit on DNA," former Miami-Dade County homicide detective Pat Diaz told Fox News Digital.
"The crime scene here, the lack of protocol, the defense attorney is going to have a field day with this," Giacalone said.
"That's called evidence dynamics, where you don't do it on purpose, but you're going to contaminate the crime scene just by entering it," he said.
"That’s why the crime scene took eight days to do."
IDAHO UNIVERSITY MURDERS: POLICE REVEAL KEY DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS SURROUNDING STABBING OF 4 STUDENTS"Remember the Virginia Tech murder case?," he said.
More key evidence will come from pinging surrounding phone towers, he said, if it hasn't been collected already.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO STUDENTS KILLED: A TIMELINE OF EVENTSState and local police did not immediately respond to questions from Fox News Digital.