Hyundai Elantra seen in area of Idaho student killings: Cops
police to say A particular car was seen in the area when someone murdered four University of Idaho students at their home. They don’t have pictures of the actual vehicle, but they have published pictures of sedans of the same color, make and model: a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra.
Ethan Chapin20, Xana Kernodle20 Kaylee Goncalvesand Madison Mogen, 20, was stabbed to death in an off-campus accommodation last month in the early hours of November 13. Some, but not all, of them were killed as they slept, according to the Latah County coroner. However, police in the tiny, rural university town of Moscow have not named any suspects.
Police say a white Elantra was near the scene in the early hours of November 13, but they don’t know the vehicle’s license plate number.
“Tips and clues prompted investigators, in the early hours of the 13th. “Investigators believe the occupants of this vehicle may have important information to share about this case. If you know or own a vehicle that fits this description, or know anyone who may have driven this vehicle in the days leading up to or on the day of the murders, please forward this information to the Tip Line.”
You can call the tip hotline at (208) 883-7180 or email [email protected]or go to a page for submitting FBI tips below fbi.gov/moscowidaho.
NEW: Moscow police are asking for help identifying Hyundai Elantra spotted outside King Road. House in the early hours of November 13th. Police believe the resident has information critical to the case @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/j65lbB2ckL
– Angenette Levy (@Angenette5) December 7, 2022
Bethany Spark and Dylan Mortensen were identified by police as “two surviving housemates” and are not considered suspects in the case. Detectives have previously said the two young women slept on the first floor of the home three story house with six bedrooms at the time of the murders. One of their cellphones made the first call to 911 around noon on the day the horrifying discovery was made. Responding officers said the victims were found on the second and third floors.
Details in the case were few and far between. Acknowledging the slow pace of the investigation, local authorities have recently backed away from previous statements about the extent to which the victims themselves were “targeted” in the troubling – and wildly uncharacteristic of the sleepy university community – attack.
Steve Goncalves Slammed law enforcement officers in charge of the case as “inexperienced,” citing their apparent lack of leads, an officer’s youth and a person of interest who the father believes was ruled out as a suspect far too quickly, the New York Post.
“I don’t want anyone to make mistakes in my child’s case,” he told the newspaper. “[They’re] not exactly the most tech-savvy people.”
Steve Goncalves said he worked with private investigators but hoped the police would get the upper hand.
Police were recently spotted clearing items from the dormitory.
Colin Kalmbacher contributed to this report.
[Images via City of Moscow Police Department]
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