Idaho Murder Mystery Update: Police Searching For White Hyundai Elantra
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It has been more than three weeks since four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in a shared house near the campus and police still have not identified a suspect.
The four deceased students were identified as 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 20-year-old Xana Kernodle of Avondale, Arizona; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves of Rathdrum, Idaho.
The two surviving female roommates, who were on the 1st floor/basement floor and slept through the murders, were identified: Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke.
Police are now searching for a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was spotted near the home on the night of the quadruple murders.
stock photo of white Hyundai Elantra
Investigators want to speak to the occupants of the vehicle, according to a press release.
The car’s license plate is not known.
Fox News reported:
The Moscow (Idaho) Police Department said Wednesday that detectives want to speak with occupants of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was near the off-campus home where four college students were brutally murdered on Nov. 13.
“Tips and leads have led investigators to look for additional information about a vehicle being in the immediate area of the King Street residence during the early morning hours of November 13th,” police said in a news release.
“Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case.”
The car’s license plate is unknown, but police encouraged anyone who knows of a vehicle matching the description to forward information to their tip line.
Other facts about this murder mystery:
The 911 call came in nearly 9 hours after the murders from a cell phone of one of the surviving housemate’s, however police have not revealed who made the call.
According to reports, Moscow police have received hundreds of tips from people claiming Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker, but the information has not been verified yet.
It was also revealed that Kaylee Goncalves called her ex-boyfriend several times between 2:30 am and 3:00 am just before the murders.
A dog was found alive and unharmed at the crime scene on the morning the four murdered students were discovered by a housemate inside the home.
It is unclear if the dog was barking or not.
A sixth roommate was listed on the lease at the Moscow home; police do not believe this person was involved in the quadruple murder.
Police believe it was a “targeted” attack
According to the autopsies there is no sign of sexual assault
Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steven Goncalves, told Fox News that his daughter’s injuries are different than two of the other victims.
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