Idaho police are investigating a white Hyundai Elantra found abandoned in Oregon for a possible link to the unsolved slayings of four college students last month.
Aware that Moscow, Idaho officials were on the lookout for a vehicle fitting that description, Eugene police called the department to alert them to the car, which was badly damaged and had no license plates.
Idaho police have appealed for help finding a white 2011-2013 model Elantra seen in the “immediate area” of the off-campus home where the friends were stabbed to death in the early hours of Nov. 13
The Eugene Police Department told Fox News someone had called 911 to report a person sleeping in the car at the weekend.
Units made contact with the individual, but soon learned that he was homeless and not the car’s owner.
Idaho police said they had narrowed their search to 22,000 models of the car, which they were sifting through in order to speak with the owner.
Eugene is roughly 450 miles from Moscow, where the bloody killings have shaken the rustic college town.
Moscow Police public information officer Aaron Snell told Law&Crime: “We are aware of the vehicle and are investigating it.”
Moscow authorities released a stock photo of the Hyundai model last month, and asked the public to alert them if they spotted a car fitting that description.
Cops have said they want to interview the occupants of the vehicle.
Police have not named a suspect in the murders of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21,.
The college pals were stabbed to death between 3 and 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
Meanwhile, the FBI has beefed up its manpower on the case, adding 30 agents to help tackle the puzzling crime, according to the Daily Mail.