A forensic psychologist has revealed a horrifying new theory in the mass murder of four university students in the US.
It’s been two weeks since Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, were stabbed to death inside an off-campus home near the University of Idaho but police are yet to identity a suspect or locate the murder weapon.
An expert has now come forward with his own suggestion.
Kris Mohandie believes the suspect may be an ‘incel’, short for involuntarily celibate, as reported by Fox News. The subculture is often characterised by extreme misogyny, feelings of sexual frustration towards women and anger at not being able to find a partner.
“There’s lots of hatred and anger that is evidenced in these crimes,” he said, also pointing out that the victims were popular students. “The level of violence, the resolve, the obvious hostility in such a personal hands-on attack. That is a lot of intensity. So it is not consistent with somebody that may have that kind of motivation. There’s something hateful and rage filled about it.”
The bodies of all four students were found in the house, which the three girls shared, on the afternoon of Sunday November 13, however authorities believe they were killed nine hours earlier in a targeted attack.
It’s also been revealed that Ms Goncalves had made previous complaints about being stalked before she was murdered.
“These are kids, adult kids, living their life, experiencing happiness, being spontaneous and carefree, and that’s going to stimulate somebody that either felt entitled to have had a relationship with one or more of them,” Mr Mohandie said.
“For individuals that feel on the outside looking in.. that’s going to create envy and hate.”
It’s not the first time mass murderers have cited the incel movement for their attacks.
In 2018, Alek Minassian mowed down crowds of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people, shortly after writing on Facebook that “the incel rebellion” had begun.
The then 25-year-old also cited Elliot Rodger who murdered six people in 2014 during a rampage in Isla Vista, California, before killing himself. In the lead up to the attack, the 22-year-old wrote a 137 page manifesto, called My Twisted World, about his hatred for women.
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