Idaho murders: Slain students' cars towed from crime scene two weeks after grisly attack

Police said that the vehicles will be taken for 'further evidence gathering'

MOSCOW, Idaho — Law enforcement towed several vehicles away from the scene of a quadruple homicide near the University of Idaho on Tuesday, more than two weeks after four students were stabbed to death at the off-campus residence. 

Five cars were being taken to "secure long-term storage" for "further evidence gathering," Idaho State Police Communications Director Aaron Snell told Fox News Digital.

The vehicles are just part of a massive trove of evidence that law enforcement continues to sift through 16 days after the grisly murders.

Five cars were towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered. 

Five cars were towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered.  (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

Police in Moscow, Idaho tow five cars in connection to the murder of four college students.

Police in Moscow, Idaho tow five cars in connection to the murder of four college students. (Fox News Digital/Adam Sabes)

The vehicles were taken to a city-owned maintenance shop a couple of miles away from the home. 

Five people lived at the residence, including three of the victims – Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Madison Mogen. 

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Another victim, Ethan Chapin, was dating Kernodle and was staying the night on Nov. 13. Two other roommates who lived at the three-story house were not injured in the attack. 

Police believe that all four victims were stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. after returning home from a night out. 

Goncalves had just purchased a Range Rover and returned to school two days before she was killed, according to her mom, Kristi Goncalves. 

"She just bought a brand new vehicle for herself, her first vehicle," Kristi told Fox News' Lawrence Jones. 

"She went home Friday to literally go show off her new vehicle. She was like, ‘Maddie has to see my new ride. Like, she has to see this.’ And she was talking to Maddie the whole time going back and forth between the car she was buying." 

Several cars sit in a maintenance shop's parking lot after being towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered. 

Several cars sit in a maintenance shop's parking lot after being towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered.  (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

A maintenance shop where vehicles were towed as part of the investigation into the killing of four college students in Moscow, Idaho

A maintenance shop where vehicles were towed as part of the investigation into the killing of four college students in Moscow, Idaho (Fox News/Stephanie Pagones)

A white sedan is towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered two weeks ago. 

A white sedan is towed away from a home where four University of Idaho students were murdered two weeks ago.  (Fox News Digital/Adam Sabes)

A Ford Explorer relevant to the investigation of four murdered college students in Moscow, Idaho is towed by police investigators

A Ford Explorer relevant to the investigation of four murdered college students in Moscow, Idaho is towed by police investigators (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

Idaho State Police Forensic Services is "doing much of the forensics analysis" and have scientists "working 24/7 in the lab" to process the evidence, Snell previously said. 

Detectives have received more than 488 digital media submissions and more than 1,000 tips, but are still appealing to the community for additional information. 

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"To assist with the ongoing investigation, any odd or out-of-the-ordinary events that took place should be reported," local police said. 

"Your information, whether you believe it is significant or not, might be a piece of the puzzle to help investigators solve these murders."

Authorities have not identified a suspect or located a murder weapon. 

Empty lot in front of house where four college co-eds were murdered in Moscow, Idaho. 

Empty lot in front of house where four college co-eds were murdered in Moscow, Idaho.  (Fox News/Adam Sabes)

Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women's two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves' final Instagram post, shared the day before the slayings.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women's two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves' final Instagram post, shared the day before the slayings. (@kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

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Snell said that he isn't sure when police will release the crime scene as a whole, calling it a "complex process." 

Police cordoned off the home on the day of the murders, then expanded the crime scene last week to include a parking lot and forested area behind the residence.