Idaho cops get gas station footage of white car seen speeding near slain students’ home

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Idaho cops get gas station footage of white car seen speeding near slain students' home

Idaho authorities retrieved hours of footage from a Moscow gas station Tuesday that reportedly captured a white sedan speeding by the night four college students were killed at their nearby home, according to a report.

The surveillance footage could potentially be of importance as just last week Moscow police announced that they were looking for the occupants of a white Hyundai who may have “critical information” in last month’s murders of four University of Idaho students.

An overnight assistant manager at the gas station told Fox News she’s been analyzing the tapes during her downtime and claims she saw a white sedan whiz by around 3:45 a.m. Nov. 13.

The employee, who requested her name be withheld for her safety while the killer or killers remain on the loose, said on Monday night she spotted the car and emailed a screenshot to a police tip address.

“I had a weird feeling to go get on the cameras,” the clerk, who was not working the night of the murders, told Fox.

She said the car was driving fast down highway 8 before turning onto a side street.

Police tape outside of a Moscow gas station.
Police retrieved 8 hours of surveillance footage from a gas station in Moscow.
Fox News

Moscow police said the white Hyundai they are seeking, believed to be a 2011 to 2013 Elantra model, was seen near the home of the slain students before 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.

Police said they do not know the vehicle’s license plate, and it is unclear if they believe anyone inside of the car was either involved with the murders or witnessed anything that could assist the investigation.

Law enforcement officials who identified themselves as state detectives arrived at the gas station and collected the eight hours of footage around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Fox report.

When asked if they had found anything significant, one detective said “not yet.” 

Final photo of the victims, pictured just hours before their untimely deaths.
Law enforcement has still not named a suspect one month after the four students were killed.

Authorities returned to the police station after retrieving the tapes, Fox reported. They have not commented on their findings.

Frustration has mounted with law enforcement as they have yet to name a suspect a month after the killings. The FBI, Idaho State Police and the Moscow Police Department are working together to identify the suspect.

Moscow Police Captain Roger Lanier said on Tuesday that the investigation “is not cold.”

“We get tips every day that are viable,” Lanier said.

“We get dozens and dozens of tips, we sort through and we prioritize them and for sure some of them are not good tips, they’re not even relevant to the case,” he continued.

Moscow Idaho gas station
A clerk at the gas station said she spotted a white car speeding by around 3:45 a.m. the night of the murders.
Fox News

The tips, he said, “help us do everything from clear people who maybe there was some speculation about to further some of the theories that we’re working on.”

“[What’s] next is to just continue on what we’re doing, eliminate the information that we know is not going to relevant to the investigation and take all the new information and eventually and we see this coming eventually we’re going to narrow in on exactly what happened and who did it.”

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