Internet wonders why cops were looking for 2011-2013 Elantra since Bryan Kohberger's car is 2015 model

Internet wonders why cops were looking for 2011-2013 Elantra since Bryan Kohberger's car is 2015 model
Bryan Kohberger's Hyundai Elantra car is reportedly a 2015 model (Washington State University and Reddit/ @u/fulk-ja)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: As the case into the quadruple homicide progresses, people’s interest and queries about the case has picked up steam. Earlier in the probe, when suspect Bryan Kohberger was not arrested, police were looking for the owner of a 2011-2013 White Hyundai Elantra since it was seen near the off-campus house where the four students were murdered.

Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin were killed in their sleep in the early hours of November 13. It has been alleged that Kohberger stabbed them to death with a knife before fleeing from there. However, after weeks of search and research, the 28-year-old criminology student was found in Pennsylvania. On December 30, he was arrested at his parents’ house.

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Eventually, it was discovered that Kohnerger had also used a Hyundai Elantra to drive back home after allegedly carrying out the crime. It was also revealed that his father was with him on the 2,000-mile journey when he was returned to his hometown. 

Though it’s not known yet if his father played any role in the killings, it’s confirmed the car that the father-son was using was not a 2011-2013 model but a 2015 one. The new findings have left people puzzled.

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People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)
People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)

 

People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)
People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)

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An honest mistake or consciously done? 

The discrepancy in identifying car models has initiated a discussion on Reddit with a user sharing, “Why did the cops ask for 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra if it turns out Bryan Kohberger’s was a 2015?! Grills dramatically different after 2013,” to which another one suggested, “It was either a mistake from grainy footage or it was intentional to make BK feel secure enough they weren’t on his tail. I’m betting the latter.”

The third user wrote, They went with what they could see on the video and consulted car experts. Basically someone's best guess wasn't perfect due to lack of information.” “Idk if this matters, but I replaced my grill on my truck for an older version after I got it. Could be why, or maybe it goes off a different indicator,” the fourth one indicated.

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People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)
People are expressing their views over cops' release of info on the car (Reddit)

A person wrote, “Bryan was driving a different year Elantra… NOT a 2011-2013. LE mistake? Why so confident in alerting public to specifically ‘11-‘13 models if they didn’t have evidence it was 100% from those model years only? Big oversight imo.” Another one added, “I believe to throw us off or.... they were not sure the exact year of the vehicle as they had no plates identification. The tricky thing with the elantras as each year they are produced they seemed to have changed in features.. 

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"The 2011-2013 seemed to have sun roofs navigational systems and or fog lights.. as well as the elantra sport 2015 and the regular elantra SE ALSO had different features of the shape of the front end which was a shorter sportier nose persay as opposed to the reg 4 door se was longer in the front. Short version the elantras were so mass produced they changed up features each year produced.. I only know that as I owned a 2015 elantra sport white.. and a friend had a 2015 4 door SE.”

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