The investigation into the quadruple murder of four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, is in its fifth week without a public suspect.
Moscow, Idaho Police Chief James Fry told NBC Nightly News on Wednesday that “This case is not going cold” and that he remains confident that a suspect will be brought to justice.
“I know that’s very frustrating. It’s frustrating to family members and community. But our end goal is to bring somebody to justice,” he said in a press conference speaking on the lack of information.
Currently, they are investigating an abandoned white Hyundai Elantra found in Eugene, Oregon, that may be connected to the murder of the four University of Idaho students.
The police had focused on tracking down a 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was in the “immediate area” of the crime scene last month and released a stock photo of the car on Dec. 7.
Police urged the public to come forward with any tips that could lead them to the vehicle, saying that the occupant or occupants may have “critical information” about the investigation.
On Dec. 17 at 5:19 a.m., Oregon officials were made aware of a matching vehicle when a person called 911 to report an individual sleeping inside a car that matched the description.
According to police, officers responded and made contact with the person who was homeless and did not own the car.
“We are definitely aware of the vehicle, and investigators are currently working on it,” Moscow Police Department spokesman Aaron Snell told Fox News Digital.
The Eugene Police Department confirmed they sent Moscow police information on the abandoned vehicle and said, “We have no information to indicate it is related to the Moscow, Idaho, case. However, they were sent the vehicle information, so they have it to review.”
Moscow is about 450 miles from Eugene, which is home to the University of Oregon.