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Police seeking car believed to be in area of quadruple murder of Idaho students

A white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra with an unknown license plate is being sought by Moscow PD.

MOSCOW, Idaho — Editor's note: The above video on surviving roommates of the murdered Idaho students originally aired December 5, 2022.

Police detectives are looking for a vehicle that they believe could have critical information in the investigation of four murders of University of Idaho students last month.

Moscow police are interested in speaking with the occupants of a 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra with an unknown license plate that was in the area of the King Road residence where the murders occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.

Investigators believe the occupants could have critical information related to the case.

Photos of the model of the car were released by the Moscow Police Department (MPD), although no images of the actual vehicle in question were released. Anyone with information related to the vehicle is asked to report it to the FBI call center.

Here are the ways you can report information to the call center:

The global call center has the resources to take calls, categorize them and send them to investigators so they can utilize those tips in the investigation, according to MPD.

Credit: KING
Police in Moscow, Idaho, on Dec. 7, 2022, said they want to talk to the occupants of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was seen near the residence where four students were killed.

MPD also began removing the personal items of the victims from the King Street residence where they lived at the request of the victims' families on Wednesday.

Chief James Fry accompanied MPD officers to the residence Wednesday morning with a Uhaul, and the personal items were removed from the home by 12 p.m.

Although this was an atypical action by MPD, Idaho state police spokesperson Aaron Snell believes it was appropriate in this case.

“We've had the crime scene for quite some time, and you know, the family would like back someone's belongings, there's undoubtedly some sentimental issues and I think it will help with a little bit of the healing and we want to be part of that process," said Snell. 

A number of students at the University of Idaho have returned home in the wake of the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

“I’m coming home this weekend, back to Boise, because of it. My family is very concerned, and rightfully so,” Freshman Ella Wise told KING 5 last week. Her roommates are going home too – students that say they don’t feel safe as no one is in custody for the stabbing death of four of their peers.

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