A high-ranking law enforcement source told Fox News that US authorities have arrested a suspect in the November 13 murders of four students from the University of Idaho.
On Friday, the source said, local police and the FBI detained a man in his mid-20s at 3 a.m. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The source added that the suspect is a college student, but he is not studying at the University of Idaho. He appeared in court this morning in connection with the stabbing to death of Ethan Chapin, 20, Zana Kernodel, 20, Kylie Goncalves, 21, and Madison Maugen, 21, in a rented home just yards from campus.
A news conference is scheduled in Moscow, Idaho, at 1 p.m. to announce significant progress in the case.
The mysterious killings baffled investigators at first and left the small college town of 25,000 deeply shaken and anxious. Each of the four students was stabbed multiple times and was likely subjected to an elaborate plot in their sleep as the perpetrator used a large, sharp-bladed knife between 3am and 4am, according to the coroner and police.
The strange thing about the case is that two young women who survived the accident were living in the basement and were asleep during the heinous attack.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious person at the home at 11:58 a.m., but officers found the four victims murdered on the second and third floors.