Moscow Police sifting through more than 17k tips in search for killer

MOSCOW, Idaho — It’s been six weeks since the murders of four University of Idaho students. Still, no murder weapon has been uncovered and no suspects have been identified.

“Investigators continue to work through over 17,000 tips and leads that we’ve had thus far,” said Anthony Dahlinger, the newly appointed PIO for this investigation. “Over 250 interviews had been conducted thus far and that number continues to grow every day.”

A top priority remains tracking down a white Hyundai Elantra that was near the crime scene that night. Police say they’ve identified over 22,000 different vehicles since their search began.

With few major developments being announced in recent weeks, an outside perspective leads one to believe that little progress is being made in this investigation. Law enforcement insists they’re making headway.

“It’s hard for people in the public to understand the inner workings and things that are going on behind the scenes of an investigation like this,” said Dahlinger. “17,000 tips and leads is a massive amount of information to analyze, review and get out to the investigators to work on.”

He’s also adamant this is a case that will not go cold.

“No, this case is not going cold. Like I said, 17,000 tips and leads; that’s certainly not going cold.”

Despite limited information being released to the public, internet “sleuths” continue pointing fingers behind a keyboard. Some are using their platforms to hurl baseless accusations at innocent members of the community.

The most recent victim, University of Idaho professor Rebecca Scofield, who one TikTok user accused of being responsible for this quadruple homicide.

Scofield is now suing for defamation.

She has been cleared by police during this investigation.

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