4 University of Idaho students were discovered dead near campus, according to police.

Police are looking into the deaths of four University of Idaho students who were discovered in a home near campus on Sunday.

According to a city press release, officers with the Moscow Police Department discovered the deaths when they responded to a report of an unconscious person shortly before noon.

The deaths have been labeled as suspected homicides by police, which generally refers to the killing of one person by another, though the term does not necessarily imply that death was intended or committed in a criminal manner.

Authorities have not released any additional information, including the cause of death. More information would be released once family members were notified of the deaths, according to police.

“It is with deep sadness that I share with you that the university was notified today of the death of four University of Idaho students living off-campus believed to be victims of homicide,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a Facebook post Sunday night. “Out of respect for these fellow Vandals, classes statewide and online are canceled Monday, Nov. 14.”

Counselors would be available for students at the campus counseling center, and employees could get help through an employee assistance program, according to the university. Green urged people to contact him if they were worried about their classmates or coworkers.

Green wrote, “An event of this magnitude can understandably have significant impacts on those left behind,” “As Vandals, we must come together and lift each other up.”

The university advised students to shelter in place for about an hour after the bodies were discovered, until investigators determined there was no active threat to others in the area.

The Moscow Police Department stated that the investigation was ongoing and asked anyone with information to contact them.

Moscow is a small college town located in the rolling hills of north-central Idaho, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Spokane, Washington.

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