ANOTHER dead end: Idaho murder cops now RULE OUT white Hyundai as part of college killing probe – after they were alerted to abandoned vehicle 750 miles away in Oregon with homeless man sleeping inside
- Cops in Idaho have now ruled out the car, which was found in Oregon
- Moscow police say a white Hyundai Elantra was near the scene on November 13
- They have asked the public to stop contacting the owner of the vehicle
Idaho cops investigating the murders of four students have now ruled out a white Hyundai that they were previously alerted to as part of the investigation.
Earlier this month, Moscow police said a white Hyundai Elantra had been identified near the scene of the crime and that the person who was in the car might hold vital information.
But police confirmed this evening: ‘Investigators are aware of a Hyundai Elantra located in Eugene, Oregon and have spoken with the owner. The vehicle was involved in a collision and subsequently impounded.
‘The vehicle is registered out of Colorado and the female owner is not believed to have any relation to any property in Moscow, Idaho or the ongoing murder investigations. The public is asked to stop contacting the owner.’
Police in Eugene, Oregon, alerted Idaho cops to this Hyundai Elantra. But they have now ruled it out as part of the investigation
Both the front and rear license plates were ripped off the vehicle in Eugene. It was reported to police by a member of the public who complained about a man sleeping in it
On Tuesday, police in Eugene, Oregon, alerted them to the damaged Hyundai Elantra.
A man was found sleeping inside when the vehicle was reported to Eugene police, but it’s unclear where he is now, or how much time has passed since it was first called in.
Moscow cops were investigating the vehicle, before standing down on Monday evening.
Photos showed that its license plate has been ripped off and the front of the vehicle is severely damaged.
The car now sits outside a Panda Express in Eugene, 750 miles from the murder scene
On December 7 police announced the critical news that they were looking to speak with the occupant or occupants of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra they said was in the ‘immediate area’ of the victims’ home on November 13, when the slayings occurred
Police said they’re investigating the surveillance video from an Exxon Mobil gas station in Moscow that shows the white car the morning of November 13
It is among 22,000 white Hyundai Elantras around the US that the Moscow Police Department claims to have investigated.
Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were all stabbed in their sleep on November 13.
The police are yet to name any suspects, let alone make any arrests.
They have been widely criticized for the slow response and have tried to defend themselves, insisting they are going to painstaking lengths to protect the ‘integrity’ of the investigation.
But it emerged today that the ‘lead investigator’ on the case has only been on the force for two years, and before that served in the army.
An attorney for Kaylee Goncalves’ family said last night during an appearance on NewsNation’s Banfield that he’d asked for information on the officer’s background but had been turned down.
Kaylee Goncalves, center, Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were all brutally murdered on November 13