An Idaho landlord said he spotted a white car driving past his rental property on the night of the University of Idaho quadruple murders.
Fox News reports that Moscow police contacted the owner of a property owner of a residence near the murder scene on November 14 and asked for security footage of her rental building. Landlord Kane Francetich handed over the footage from a “six-unit rental building on Linda Lane,” which is around three miles from King Street, where the murders took place.
As CrimeOnline reported, Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; and Xana Kernodle, 20 murdered on November 13 in their off-campus rental near the school. The killer(s) used a sharp-edged knife, according to police.
“I downloaded it and gave them access to everything from 2 a.m. through noon on that Sunday the 13th,” Francetich said.
The rental building faces Taylor Road, which connects King Road and Highway 95. Francetich said the footage showed a side view of a “light-colored” and “white” car going west on Taylor Road on November 13, between 2:45 a.m. and 3:15 a.m.
He added that he noticed what appeared to be a sedan driving in the direction of 1122 King Road around 1:45 a.m. The same car left a few minutes later.
Police have not specified whether the white car was the Hyundai Elantra they’ve been looking for. Last week, they said they were “interested in speaking with the occupant(s)” of a white Hyundai Elantra that was reported in the area around the time the students were murdered.
“Investigators are looking at it along with other things we’ve received from the public,” Moscow police spokesperson Robbie Johnson said, referring to the footage the landlord handed over.
Investigators plan to use “special analysis tools” to enhance Francetich’s security footage photos of the car.
“It’s a horrible thing,” Francetich said. “We’re in a community that’s extremely safe. It’s unusual and scary when something like this happens — especially when they don’t capture the suspect right away.”
So far, no suspects have been named or apprehended.
They asked anyone who owns or knows of someone who owns a white Elantra — a 2011-2013 model — to send that information to the tip line at 208-883-7180, email to email@example.com, or upload digital media at fbi.gov/moscowidaho.
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[Feature Photo: Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (left)Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle;/Instagram]