EXCLUSIVE: Detectives got eight hours of surveillance video from a gas station in Moscow on Tuesday morning. At 3:45 a.m., a clerk saw a white sedan drive by. According to store workers, four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on the night that the crime is still not solved.
An assistant manager on the overnight shift told Fox News Digital that she has been looking for clues by watching the tapes a little bit at a time over the past few days. She said that she was not at work the night the murders happened.
She said that it was 3 o’clock on Monday night when she saw the car. She said she took a picture of the screen and sent it to an email address set up by the police to receive tips.
“I had a strange feeling to go to the cameras,” she said, asking that her name not be made public out of fear for her safety since the suspect is still on the loose.
She said the car went by “real quick” and turned off Highway 8 onto a side street.
Last week, police said they wanted to talk to the people in a white Hyundai Elantra who might know something about the deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20. At the house, the three women lived together, and Chapin, who was dating Kernodle, stayed the night.
Police have said that they think anyone in the Elantra could have “critical information to share” about the case.
Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the police came to the scene. and brought back the video.
The store manager said the officers said they were state detectives and took video of the whole shift. As they left the building, someone was asked if they had found anything important.
A white 2011–2013 Hyundai Elantra was seen near the victims’ home around the time they were killed, according to police. After leaving the gas station, the detectives went straight to the police station. It was too soon for investigators to say anything about what was on the video.
Robbie Johnson, a police spokeswoman, said that the public is still being asked for help, but she couldn’t say right away if the Elantra in the gas station video was the same one.
“If you saw anything strange that night, send it in, even if you don’t think it’s anything,” she said. “When we get that information, even if it’s small, it can sometimes help us piece together the timeline, put the puzzle pieces together, and get a better idea of what was going on.”
No suspects have been named or taken into custody in public.