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Former Adam Levine yoga teacher defends University of Idaho survivor

A woman who found her college roommate has defended the survivors of the University of Idaho quadruple murder – saying she too had a delayed response.

Alanna Zabel, 50, revealed the  ‘eerie similarities’ of the attack she survived more than 30 years ago and exclusively told DailyMail that living with ‘survivors guilt’ has haunted her throughout her life. 

She has slammed  who lived through the murder of her four friends on November 13 along with Bethany Funke, saying people ‘don’t know how they’d react’ in a similar situation.

Idaho victims Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, both 21, Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend , both 20, – Mortensen and Funke the only survivors.

Alanna Zabel, 50, found her college roommate near to death in her blood covered room in 1992 and has defended the delayed reaction of University of Idaho quadruple murder survivor Dylan Mortensen

Zabel lived in a house with five sorority sisters off campus from the University of Buffalo and said she can relate to the ‘anguish’ Mortensen and Funke are feeling.

She said that she too had a delayed response and felt guilty that she went to sleep despite hearing muffled heavy breathing in her roommates room – and only called cops the next day. 

‘Someone was stalking us and broke in one night while we were out partying and drinking late,’ she said.

‘They brutally beat and raped my housemate.I found her six hours later and she nearly died.’

The 50-year-old said she had ‘heard heavy breathing’ from her roommates room but had assumed that she was with her boyfriend.

The next morning at around 9 am, Zabel entered the victim’s room to ask her to move her car and said that she had been overpowered by the stench of vomit.

‘I didn’t see any blood at first, even though the room was covered in it,’ she said.

Emily (left)  lived on the second level of the Buffalo home with Zabel (center), a girl named Keri and the victim, who remained nameless.While Kristin (right) lived in basement with another roommate named Donna

Zabel made a hand drawn image of the floor the girl’s lived on, noting that her room was on the other side of the living room from where the gruesome attack took place 

‘I only saw liquid, her hair caked on her face, tongue sticking through her teeth.

‘I called 911 to report my housemate unconscious and assumed she had choked on her vomit from drinking too much.I then called [her] parents.’

It was only when the paramedics arrived and commented on the amount of blood in the room that Zabel noticed the room covered with it.

‘The psychologist said it was a protective mechanism.The wall had what looked like red broom marks,’ she said. 

‘[The victim’s] hair was soaked in blood, so was the bed and the floor. They think he used a hammer.’

Zabel has noted the ‘eerie similarities’ to the University of Idaho case.

Dylan Mortensen (left), Kaylee Goncalves (second from left), Madison Mogen (on shoulders) smile together with Ethan Chapin (center), Xana Kernodle (second from right), Bethany Funke (right) before the quadruple homicide

This week a probable cause affidavit revealed that Mortensen had heard several scuffles throughout the night her roommates were murdered and opened her door.

Mortensen told police that she saw a suspect dressed in all black with a mask covering his face and heard one of her housemates say, ‘there’s someone here.’

She also heard the suspect say, ‘it’s ok, I’m here to help you’ as the person wandered through the house committing the atrocity.

Police confirmed that a 911 call was made by one of the surviving roommates at 11.58am who requested help for an unconscious person – though it has not been confirmed who spoke to police.

Mortensen is now under pressure to reveal why she failed to call the authorities earlier, with some arguing that she may have been ‘frozen’ by fear.

Zabel said she can relate having also had a delayed response as she pieced together the horrific 1992 attack.

Dylan Mortensen, pictured, did not call the authorities until six hours after she spotted a masked person in her home and heard them say ‘it’s ok, I’m here to help you’

HOLD FOR RUTH – Pictured:Dylan Mortensen, xana kernodle, Bethany Funke, Kaylee Goncalves, and madison may mogenThe four University of Idaho students knifed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning were killed so brutally, blood was left oozing through the walls of their rented home, DailyMail.com can reveal.

‘For those coming down on the roommate who saw him inside the house and didn’t call police, I understand completely, and I too am in anguish that she hadn’t,’ she said. 

‘But I can also say that you don’t know how you would react or respond in a similar situation until you’re there.’

Zabel said having been through a similar situation living with the guilt of not calling 911 sooner haunts her.

‘I’ve lived with the guilt of not calling 911 sooner my entire life.I never saw the attacker or saw signs of the break in until I found my housemate the next morning,’ she said. 

‘I can imagine the guilt this surviving roommate in Idaho must be feeling. I too called 911 reporting an unconscious person because I didn’t understand the extent of what was happening.’

She went on to say when you’re living in an environment, like college, where having strangers in your house become normal it’s hard to ‘fathom’ a tragedy like this. 

‘You don’t want to believe it to be true.Being so young I can imagine she went into shock, https://hotunik.com/ it’s a true defense mechanism for survival,’ she said.

Police this week unsealed an arrest affidavit revealing why they’ve pointed the finger at Bryan Kohberger more than a month after four students were stabbed to death

A memorial was set up for the college students who were slain in their beds following  Thanksgiving break 2022

‘I am praying for her healing and all families involved in this senseless tragedy.I request people not to judge her, she’s going to be judging herself for the rest of her life.’

Goncalves, Mogen, Kernodle and Chapin’s blood-soaked bodies were found by cops just before noon after Mortensen and Funke – two housemates who survived the slayings – awoke around 11am to find their friends dead.

The savage killings shocked Moscow – a small college town in Idaho with a population of just 26,000 – that had not seen a murder since 2015.

Police this week unsealed an arrest affidavit revealing why they’ve pointed the finger at , 28, more than a month after four students were slain in their beds.

The explosive document show the painstaking work by Moscow Police and the tracked down the 28-year-old criminal justice graduate student.

He was denied bail during a brief court appearance in Moscow on Thursday, shortly after the affidavit outlining some of the case against him was shared online.

The papers included details on how Kohberger’s DNA was found on a knife sheath close to the bodies of Mogen and Goncalves.


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