Police in Moscow, Idaho, are investigating an abandoned white Hyundai Elantra found in Eugene, Oregon, to see if it is the vehicle they have been searching for in connection to the quadruple homicide of University of Idaho students.
Police have been looking for the occupants of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was seen in the immediate area of the off-campus residence where the murders took place in the early morning hours of November 13. The occupants have not been named as suspects, but police do believe they may have critical information regarding the case.
“We are definitely aware of the vehicle and investigators are currently working on it,” Moscow Police Department spokesman Aaron Snell told Fox News on Tuesday after the abandoned vehicle was found in Oregon. Police in Eugene confirmed to the outlet that they provided the Moscow Police Department with information about the damaged Hyundai.
“We have no information to indicate it is related to the Moscow, Idaho, case,” a spokesperson for the Eugene Police Department told Fox. “However, they were sent the vehicle information so they have it to review.”
Eugene is around 450 miles from Moscow.
Police responded to a call around noon on November 13 about an unconscious person at an off-campus residence. When they arrived, they found the four students stabbed to death.
It’s been more than a month since Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21, were murdered – and police still have not named any suspects or found the murder weapon.
Authorities have said they do not believe that the two surviving roommates – who apparently did not hear the murders take place – are involved in the crimes. They also do not believe a man observed in surveillance video outside a food truck visited by Goncalves and Mogen the night of the murders was involved, nor was a driver who drove the women home.
Police are still looking for any outside surveillance video taken between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on November 13 – the morning of the murders – from local businesses and residences in the area. They’ve requested all videos, even if there doesn’t appear to be any motion in them. Police are also asking for any tips or surveillance video about “any observed suspicious behavior” on the night of the murders, particularly in the areas where the students had been.
Police still contend that the attack was “targeted” but do not know whether “the target was the residence or if it was the occupants.”