As the University of Idaho community recovers from the shocking murders of four undergraduate students at an off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho, this past November, school officials have already announced plans to raze the building.
“The owner of the King Street house offered the house to the university, which we accepted,” Scott Green, president of the University of Idaho, said last week. “The house will be demolished. This is a remedial step and removes the physical structure where the crime that shook our community was committed.
Landlords almost always want a change of address in similar situations.
But communities and homeowners deal with such tragedies differently. Here are stories of haunted houses that have met varying fates over the years.
In Moscow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were killed in an ambush at 4 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2022, homeowners are donating property to their school, which plans to demolish the building .
The suspect, Brian Kohberger, is being held without bond in the Latah County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and a felony burglary. He is due back in court on June 26.
The former Ramsey house in Boulder, Colorado, where 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her family’s basement the day after Christmas in 1996, went up for sale last week.
JonBenét’s mother, Patsy, reported her missing to police after finding a lengthy ransom note demanding $118,000 in exchange for the girl. JonBenét’s father, John Ramsey, found her body later that same day in the basement of his home.
Its current owners have just listed it for sale for $7 million, NBC News reported Friday, Records show the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home last sold for $650,000 in 1998 — when the Ramsey family moved out.
The new listing, from March 1st, shows extensive updates both inside and out. Take have a look here,
JonBenét’s case not solved – but run by the state cold-case unit announced The investigation would get another look last year.
Officials are asking anyone with information related to the JonBenét investigation to contact 303-441-1974, BouldersMostWanted@bouldercolorado.gov or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman
Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of former NFL star Orenthal “OJ” Simpson, was found stabbed to death at her home in Brentwood, California on June 12, 1994, along with her friend Ron Goldman.
Police charged OJ with a crime, of which he was acquitted the following year after a dramatic televised trial. However, he was found liable for $33 million in a subsequent civil lawsuit. Years later, he would be convicted of robbery and sentenced to prison. He was released in 2017.
The house still stands today – although like other houses on this list, the address has been changed. by districtIt last sold for $625,000 in 1994 and is worth an estimated $2.8 million today.
The Rockingham Estate, the home where OJ lived at the time, was purchased and demolished in 1998. According to E! news, The address was changed to attract the attention of tourists.
Another Simpson home, which he bought in Miami in 2000 after leaving California, has also been vandalized.
The New York Post reported last week The property, which went into foreclosure after OJ’s 2008 robbery conviction, was demolished last year and unsuccessfully listed for $2.6 million.
Where does the former football and film star currently live Las Vegas.
Maggie and Paul Murdoff
The sprawling Moselle estate of the Murdoff family in Islandton, South Carolina, is where Alex Murdoff shot his wife, Maggie, 52, and their young son, Paul, 22, near the doghouse on June 7, 2021. and then called 911 he fumbled to pretend on offense Scene.
He was convicted on Thursday and sentenced to life in prison on Friday morning.
The family of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old woman and friend of Paul’s who was killed in a DUI boat accident with a descendant killed behind the wheel, has asked a South Carolina judge to preserve funds from a possible sale of a previous property. Said. Year.
Murdaugh and the Beach Family reached a settlement In his wrongful death trial in Jan. As a result, Beach’s mother would be paid $275,000 when the Moselle property, valued at just under $4 million, is sold.
According to The Washington Post, the sale is already in contract,
the Amityville Horror
In Amityville, New York, a young man murdered his own family in 1974 inside their Colonial home on Ocean Avenue. A year later, the new owners of the house fled in horror a month after moving in.
George and Cathy Lutz bought the house – and were so shocked by the alleged paranormal activity that they moved out a month later.
His story became a novel, which was later adapted into a film.
The killer, Ronald DeFeo Jr., was sentenced to 25 years in prison and dies in prison in 2021, the New York Post reported at the time. He was 69 years old.
DeFeo killed his parents, Ronald and Louise, both 43, two sisters and two brothers while they slept inside the home at 112 Ocean Avenue on November 13, 1974. He was 23 years old. His siblings ranged from 9 to 18.
The house, which has a backyard boathouse and detached two-car garage, still stands today, and again, the address was changed in an effort to reduce visits from gawkers.