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As the University of Idaho community reels from the shocking slayings of four undergrad students in an off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho, this past November, school officials have already announced plans to tear the building down.

“The owner of the King Street house offered to give the house to the university, which we accepted,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said last week. “The house will be demolished. This is a healing step and removes the physical structure where the crime that shook our community was committed.”

Landlords almost always seek an address change in similar situations.

But communities and homeowners deal with such tragedies in different ways. Here are the stories of several houses of horror that met different fates over the years.

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A view of the sliding glass door in the rear of the home at 1122 King Road, Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 14, 2022. Four University of Idaho students were murdered inside.

A view of the sliding glass door in the rear of the home at 1122 King Road, Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 14, 2022. Four University of Idaho students were murdered inside. (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

Idaho Four

In Moscow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in a 4 a.m. ambush on Nov. 13, 2022, the landlord is donating the property to their school, which plans to raze the building.

WATCH: Security measures are added to the house where four college students were murdered in Moscow, Idaho

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A memorial and healing garden will be built to honor the victims and other University of Idaho students who have died over the years, but Green said last week the location had not yet been chosen.

A split photo shows the Moscow, Idaho, crime scene and the four victims, from left, University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21.

A split photo shows the Moscow, Idaho, crime scene and the four victims, from left, University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21. (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital / Instagram / @xanakernodle / @kayleegoncalves)

The suspect, Bryan Kohberger, is being held without bond in the Latah County Jail on four counts of first-degree murder and a felony burglary charge. He’s due back in court on June 26.

JonBenet Ramsey

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.

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JonBenet’s mother, Patsy, reported her missing to police after finding a lengthy ransom note that demanded $118,000 in exchange for the girl. JonBenet’s father, John Ramsey, found her body later that same day in the basement of their home.

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    A police officer sits in her cruiser outside the home where 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski / File)

  • Former home of the Ramsey family is seen in Boulder, Colorado August 16, 2006. An American primary school teacher was arrested in Thailand on Wednesday in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, 10 years after the child beauty queen's grisly death triggered a media frenzy that transfixed much of America. Image 2 of 3

    The former home of the Ramsey family is seen in Boulder, Colorado, Aug. 16, 2006. (Reuters / Mark Leffingwell)

  • View of the former home of JonBenet Ramsey at 749 15th street in Boulder, Colorado August 22, 2006. Image 3 of 3

    The former home of the Ramsey family is seen in Boulder, Colorado, Aug. 16, 2006. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Its current owners 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 Ramseys moved out.

The new listing, from March 1, shows extensive updates both inside and out. Take a look here.

JonBenet Ramsey was mysteriously murdered in her family's Boulder, Colorado, home in December 1996, and the case remains unsolved decades later.

JonBenet Ramsey was mysteriously murdered in her family’s Boulder, Colorado, home in December 1996, and the case remains unsolved decades later. (Ramsey family collection / Discovery+)

JonBenet’s case has not been solved – but a state-run cold-case unit announced the investigation would get another look last year.

Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the JonBenet 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 “O.J.” Simpson, was stabbed to death along with her friend, Ron Goldman, at her house in Brentwood, California, on June 12, 1994.

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994.

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994. (Vinnie Zuffante / Archive Photos/Getty Images / File)

Police charged O.J. with the crime, for which he was acquitted after a dramatic televised trial the following year. A subsequent civil lawsuit, however, found him liable for $33 million. Years later, he would be convicted in a robbery case and sentenced to prison. He was released in 2017.

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Police investigators look over the crime scene at the Brentwood condo after the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found on June 13, 1994, in Brentwood, California.

Police investigators look over the crime scene at the Brentwood condo after the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found on June 13, 1994, in Brentwood, California. (Vinnie Zuffante / Archive Photos / Getty Images)

The house remains standing today – although like other homes on this list, the address has been changed. According to Zillow, it last sold in 1994 for $625,000 and is worth an estimated $2.8 million today.

The Rockingham Estate, the house where O.J. lived at the time, was purchased and demolished in 1998, according to E! News. The address was changed to thwart tourist attention.

BEFORE:

O.J. Simpson's former house is pictured during his trial.

O.J. Simpson’s former house is pictured during his trial. (SGranitz / WireImage / File)

AFTER:

A bulldozer tears down the former residence of ex-football star O.J. Simpson on July 28, 1998, in Brentwood, California.

A bulldozer tears down the former residence of ex-football star O.J. Simpson on July 28, 1998, in Brentwood, California. (Mike Nelson / AFP via Getty Images)

Another of Simpson’s homes, which he purchased in Miami in 2000 after leaving California, has also been torn down.

The New York Post reported last week that the property, which went into foreclosure after O.J.’s 2008 robbery conviction, was demolished last year and was unsuccessfully listed for $2.6 million.

The former football and movie star currently lives in Las Vegas.

Maggie and Paul Murdaugh

The Murdaugh family’s sprawling Moselle estate in Islandton, South Carolina, is where on June 7, 2021, Alex Murdaugh gunned down his wife Maggie, 52, and their younger son, Paul, 22, near the dog kennels and then called 911 to pretend he stumbled upon the crime scene.

He was convicted Thursday and sentenced to life in prison Friday morning.

WATCH: Full tour of Alex Murdaugh’s former estate Moselle where double murder occurred

Full tour of Alex Murdaugh's former estate where double-murder occurred Video

The family of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old woman and friend of Paul’s who was killed in a DUI boat crash with the slain scion behind the wheel, had asked a South Carolina judge to preserve funds from the potential sale of the property last year.

Murdaugh and Beach’s family reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit in January. As a result, Beach’s mother will be paid $275,000 when the Moselle estate, valued at just under $4 million, is sold.

According to the Washington Post, the sale is already in contract.

The Amityville Horror

A young man in Amityville, New York, slaughtered his own family inside their colonial home on Ocean Avenue in 1974. A year later, the home’s new owners fled in horror a month after moving in.

The "Amityville Horror" house is shown at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York, on March 31, 2005. A man killed his family there in 1974.

The “Amityville Horror” house is shown at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York, on March 31, 2005. A man killed his family there in 1974. (Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images)

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George and Kathy Lutz bought the house – and were so shocked by alleged paranormal activity that they moved out a month later.

Their story became a novel, which was then adapted into a movie.

The killer, Ronald DeFeo Jr., was sentenced to 25 years to life and died in prison in 2021, the New York Post reported at the time. He was 69.

George and Kathy Lutz, former owners of the house at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York, pose during a press tour for the book, "The Amityville Horror," in London on Jan. 11, 1979.

George and Kathy Lutz, former owners of the house at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York, pose during a press tour for the book, “The Amityville Horror,” in London on Jan. 11, 1979. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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DeFeo killed his parents, Ronald and Louise, both 43, two sisters and two brothers as they slept inside the home at 112 Ocean Ave. on Nov. 13, 1974. He was 23. His siblings ranged from 9 to 18.

The house, which has a backyard boathouse and detached two-car garage, is still standing today, and again, the address was changed in an effort to reduce visits from gawkers.

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