The home where four University of Idaho students were murdered in their beds in November 2022 will finally be ripped down.
Demolition of the three-story home on King Road in Moscow will begin on Dec. 28 — more than 13 months after Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were found stabbed to death inside.
“It is the grim reminder of the heinous act that took place there,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a school-wide memo.
“While we appreciate the emotional connection some family members of the victims may have to this house, it is time for its removal and to allow the collective healing of our community to continue.”
The house had been slated for demolition since early 2023 after the owner of the home donated it to the university.
Officials were reluctant to set a destruction date as accused quadruple killer Bryan Kohberger heads to trial over the murders, but ultimately settled on leveling it over winter break “to decrease further impact on the students who live in that area” — despite a court date for Kohberger not yet being set.
The former criminology student was arrested weeks after the Nov. 13, 2022 slayings after he allegedly left DNA on a knife sheath found by cops at the crime scene.
Kernodle, Mogen and Goncalves had all lived in the home with two other roommates, both of whom were on the first floor at the time of the stabbings but survived.
Kohberger’s defense team was given a final opportunity to comb through the property for evidence, including photographs, measurements and drone footage, the week before the demolition was set to begin.
The bulldozing is also moving ahead despite the victims’ families’ pleas to preserve the rental home until after Kohberger’s trial ends.
“The home itself has enormous evidentiary value as well as being the largest, and one of the most important, pieces of evidence in the case,” Shanon Gray, an attorney for the Goncalves family, said in July.
Gray told The Post that the families would release a statement on the official demolition date on Friday.