While to the general public, it appears that a month has passed with little progress in the investigation into the brutal stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are slowly and surely developing “strong leads” in the case.
In some of the latest information that they have released to the public, detectives have obtained hours of footage from a gas station near the murders where the same white Elantra that they think has some connection to the killings was also seen.
Last week, police said they were looking to speak with the occupants of a white Hyundai Elantra who may have information on the slayings of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20. The three women lived together at the home, and Chapin, who was dating Kernodle, spent the night over.
The security cameras at the gas station may have captured an image of the Elantra at 3:45 a.m. on the night of the unsolved horrific stabbing deaths.
Police have said they believe anyone in the Elantra may have “critical information to share” in the case.
Police say a white 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra was seen near the victims’ home around the time of the slayings.
Robbie Johnson, a police spokeswoman, said police continue to seek help from the public but said she could not immediately confirm whether the car on the gas station’s video was the same Elantra.
Who is “Adam?”
Full surveillance video appears to show Kaylee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen walking in downtown Moscow, Idaho hours before murders.
In the video you hear:
“Maddie what did you say to Adam?”
“I told Adam everything.” pic.twitter.com/MDvk4xhuyz
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) December 18, 2022
In addition, there have been reports of the students having a conversation about a mysterious man named “Adam” just before the murders.
Newly-obtained surveillance footage had come to light, purportedly showing two of the slain University of Idaho students walking through downtown Moscow discussing a mystery individual named “Adam” just hours before they were brutally murdered.
The video captures Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen walking together with a man in the early hours of 13 November.
The man appears to be the same individual – known in social media circles as “hoodie guy” – who the two best friends were with when they stopped by the Grub Truck.
However, police have already ruled him out as a suspect in the murders.
In the video, a voice believed to belong to Goncalves asks, “Maddie, what did you say to Adam?”
“Like, I told Adam everything,” a second female voice responds.
It is not clear who the man named Adam is, but Goncalves’ grieving father said he is not a suspect in his daughter’s homicide.
Steve Goncalves told Fox News that investigators were already aware of the footage and that the mystery man named Adam is not believed to be connected to the killings.
The newly-surfaced footage was captured by a local Moscow resident, who had handed it over to police. The video was then first shared with the “University of Idaho Murders – Case Discussion” Facebook group, which then provided it to Fox News Digital.
I've learned police obtained this surveillance video several days after the murders.
The video shows Kaylee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen walking in downtown Moscow, Idaho hours before murders.
Our @newsnation report tonight: pic.twitter.com/jMNpUFNiu8
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) December 19, 2022