A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the gruesome killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death in a rental home in November.

The 25-year old man was reportedly arrested in Pennsylvania as a suspect in the murder of the students whose mutilated bodies were found in a rental house across from the university campus, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The four victims were friends who were discovered stabbed to death in the house next to the campus in Moscow, Idaho in a crime with seemingly few leads.

Since the violent deaths on November 13 of students Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, law enforcement has released almost no details of the crime, adding to the mystery of the grisly case that has captivated the news cycle.

Moscow police described receiving around 12,000 tips that they went though in their attempt to find any information that would help solve the crime.

The arrest was the first big break in the case which has been constantly in the news since the mass murder occurred last month.

The police sources said that the suspect was arrested near Scranton, Pennsylvania on Friday morning, according to the report.

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