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Idaho murders: White car spotted in footage obtained by police one day after killings

FIRST ON FOX: The owner of a property near the home where four University of Idaho students were butchered last month told Fox News Digital he turned over surveillance video showing a white car driving by around the time of the killings.

Moscow, Idaho, detectives reached out to landlord Kane Francetich on Nov. 14, requesting surveillance footage captured by a camera perched on the roof of his six-unit rental building on Linda Lane, 0.3 miles from the crime scene is removed.

“I downloaded it and gave them access to everything this Sunday the 13th from 2am to 12pm,” Francetich said.

Kayle Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death between 3 and 4am on November 13 at 1122 King Road

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A photo combination of a security camera on Linda Lane and the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on November 13.

A photo combination of a security camera on Linda Lane and the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on November 13.
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Police have not identified a suspect but are asking for the public’s help in locating a white Hyundai Elantra that was seen near the scene at the time of the killings.

Francetich’s rental home and his camera are on a hilltop across from Taylor Road, the main thoroughfare that connects 1122 King Road to Highway 95, the route the killer may have taken while trying to escape.

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The car, which Francetich described as both “white” and “light colored,” was traveling west on Taylor Road sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 3:15 a.m., he said. The footage only shows a side view of the car.

An exterior view of a home on Linda Lane in Moscow, Idaho, December 15, 2022. Investigators, in their search for clues leading to the November 13 quadruple homicide, requested footage from a surveillance camera at this home.

An exterior view of a home on Linda Lane in Moscow, Idaho, December 15, 2022. Investigators, in their search for clues leading to the November 13 quadruple homicide, requested footage from a surveillance camera at this home.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

Investigators told Francetich they planned to run the video through “their special analysis tools.”

It’s unclear if the white car in Francetich’s footage is the same one Hyundai Elantra investigators are trying to track down.

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Francetich said he also noticed what appeared to be a sedan traveling west toward 1122 King Road at about 1:45 a.m. and turning back toward the highway a few minutes later.

A view from Linda Lane toward Taylor Road in Moscow, Idaho, December 15, 2022.

A view from Linda Lane toward Taylor Road in Moscow, Idaho, December 15, 2022.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

He suspects this may have been the “strange driver” who dropped Goncalves and Mogen off before the murders.

Francetich declined to share the footage or screenshots of the vehicles.

Investigators said they have identified 22,000 registered white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantras, which they are carefully sifting through.

A map showing the route from 1122 King Road along Taylor Road to Linda Lane where a surveillance camera captured vehicles on Taylor Road on November 13 around the time of the killings.

A map showing the route from 1122 King Road along Taylor Road to Linda Lane where a surveillance camera captured vehicles on Taylor Road on November 13 around the time of the killings.
(Google Maps)

“It’s a terrible thing,” said Francetich, who lives in the city. “We are in a community that is extremely safe. It’s unusual and scary when something like this happens – especially when they don’t apprehend the suspect right away.”

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Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Authorities are asking the public to provide information 208-883-7180, E-mail t[email protected] or submit digital media here.

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