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Ex-roommate tearfully remembers the last text to Madison Mogen




Ex-roommate tearfully remembers the last text to Madison Mogen
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Ashlin Couch remained close to victim Maddie Mogen after moving out in May 2022.

May 8, 2024, published at 6:19 PM ET

An ex-roommate who lived in the house University of Idaho murder house months before the senseless killings first speaks out and reveals that she texted one of the murdered students as soon as she was alerted on campus that a murder may have occurred on their street. has learned.

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Ashlin couch moved out of the off-campus Moscow, Idaho, home in May 2022, just six months before her ex-roommates and friends, Madison May21, Kaylee Goncalves21, Xana Kernodle20, and Xana’s friend, Ethan Chapin20, were fatally stabbed.

Couch spoke about the tragedy in one Good morning America segment on Wednesday.

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Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Xana’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, were fatally stabbed in November 2022.

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“It occurs to me more that that could have happened while I was there,” she said. “And you never know how long someone will be watching your house.”

Couch recalled the panic she experienced after receiving an alert from the university about a possible murder on King Road, revealing that she had texted Mogen, who she stayed closest to after moving.

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“And I remember, like my last text message [Mogen] she said, choking back tears, adding, “And I felt like in that moment I just knew something was wrong.”

The former housemate went on to talk about how much the fatal stabbings of her friends had affected her.

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“I couldn’t even walk to my car in the dark for months after it happened,” Couch told the newspaper GMA news reporter. The segment ended with Couch revealing her greatest wish.

“You wish you could just say goodbye,” she said of Mogen. “And that’s something that I wish I could do at least one more time — it’s, you know, just give her one last hug, just to be able to say goodbye.”


Murders at the University of Idaho

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As reported: Bryan Kohbergera 29 year old criminology phd student at washington state university was arrested as a murder suspect after DNA evidence linked him to blood found on a knife sheath under Mogen’s body.

Kohberger lived in Pullman, Washington, in an apartment about 10 miles away from the three-story murder house.

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Bryan Kohberger pleaded not guilty to the murders.

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However, Kohberger’s legal team has filed its own alleged alibiclaiming he was out late at night walking and running and/or see the moon and the stars“on the night of the murders.

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He pleaded not guilty and waived his right to a speedy trial, greatly delaying the trial.

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The murder house in Moscow has now been demolished.

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The Moscow murder house was demolished in December 2023 after its owner donated it to the university.

“This is a healing step and removes the physical structure where the crime that shook our community was committed,” the school said of the planned demolition in February 2023. “The demolition also removes efforts to make the crime scene even more sensational to make. We are evaluating options where students can be involved in the future development of the property.”