MOSCOW, Idaho ( Associated Press) Police are investigating the deaths of four University of Idaho students who were found Sunday at a home near campus.
The bodies were discovered by Moscow police officers responding to a call about an unconscious person just before noon, according to a city statement.
Police describe the deaths as probable homicide, which generally implies that one person killed another, although the term does not necessarily indicate whether the killing was intentional or a crime.
Officials did not provide further details, such as the cause of the deaths. Police say that after informing the relatives of the deceased, they will give more information.
“It is with great sadness that I inform you that the university was notified of the deaths of four University of Idaho students who were living off campus,” Scott Green, president of the center, said in a statement. Sunday night on Facebook. “In honor of these comrades (…), classes on the Internet and across the state are canceled on Monday, November 14th.”
The university said therapists will be available to students at the Campus Support Center, while staff can request assistance through the Employee Assistance Program. Green urged people to reach out if they have concerns about classmates or co-workers.
“It is understandable that an incident of this magnitude would have a significant impact on those left behind,” Greene wrote. “We must stick together and make each other happy.”
Immediately after the bodies were found, the university advised students to stay put for an hour until investigators determined there was no active danger to others in the area.
Local police said an investigation was ongoing and asked anyone with information to call the police station.
Moscow City is a small college town in the foothills of north-central Idaho, approximately 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Spokane, Washington.