Idaho police revealed Wednesday they are searching for the occupants of a white Hyundai Elantra who may have “critical information” about last month’s quadruple homicide of four college students.
Moscow police said the vehicle, believed to be a 2011 to 2013 model, was spotted near the off-campus home of the slain students on Nov. 13 before the victims were discovered dead.
Police said they do not know the vehicle’s license plate number.
“Tips and leads have led” authorities to seek out the driver and any possible occupants, according to a Wednesday post from police asking for the public’s help.
“Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case,” the post read.
It’s unclear if investigators believe anyone inside the car could have played a role in the slaughter of the University of Idaho students or if they may have witnessed anything that could help police identify a suspect.
Authorities have still not identified a suspect more than three weeks after Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were found stabbed to death in their off-campus house.
Two other housemates were asleep inside the house at the time and left unbothered. They have been ruled out as suspects.
“At this time, no suspect has been identified and only vetted information that does not hinder the investigation will be released to the public,” Moscow police said Wednesday.
The FBI and Idaho State Police are aiding the local police department with the investigation.
On Wednesday, state police officers were seen by The Post removing the belongings of the slaughtered students — a possible sign that the forensic teams have concluded evidence gathering from inside the home.
Days earlier, investigators promised they would not stop until they find the students’ killer or killers as the victims’ parents grow more and more anxious.
Police Chief James Fry grew teary-eyed during an interview Monday while he stressed that law enforcement is still combing through evidence.
“This case is not going cold,” Fry told Fox News. “We have tips coming in. We have investigators out every day interviewing people. We’re still reviewing evidence. We’re still looking at all aspects of this.”
However, the parents of at least one of the victims have run out of patience as they await answers on who ripped their daughter out of their lives.