Man Accused of Killing: A law enforcement source tells CNN that the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November had cleaned the inside and outside of his car very well and had been seen wearing surgical gloves more than once before he was caught.
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed in their off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho, on November 13. Bryan Kohberger, 28, is the only suspect at this time. At the time of the killings, Kohberger was getting his Ph.D. in criminal justice at Washington State University.
A law enforcement source said that Kohberger “cleaned his car, inside and out, to the last inch.” The original, who asked to remain anonymous, was told what investigators saw during the four days of surveillance that led up to Kohberger’s arrest on December 30 at his family’s home in Pennsylvania.
Kohberger is still in jail in Idaho while he waits for his status hearing on January 12. New information had come to light about some of the suspect’s movements in the days before he was arrested.
Multiple law enforcement sources say that the surveillance team that was put in charge of Kohberger was told to do two things: keep an eye on Kohberger so they could arrest him as soon as a warrant was issued and try to get an object from Kohberger that would give a DNA sample that could be compared to DNA evidence found at the crime scene.
A law enforcement source said that Kohberger was seen wearing surgical gloves more than once outside the Pennsylvania home. The source says that before Kohberger was arrested, police saw him leave his family’s house around 4 a.m. and put trash bags in his neighbors’ garbage cans.
At that point, the source said, agents got rid of the trash from the Kohberger family’s trash cans and what was seen being put into the neighbors’ trash cans. Sources say that the items were sent to the Idaho State Lab.
Then, on Friday, a Pennsylvania State Police SWAT team went to the Kohberger family’s house and broke down the door and windows. This is called a “dynamic entry,” a rare method used to catch “high-risk” suspects, said the source.
Kohberger went to court for the first time in Idaho on Thursday. He was taken there from Pennsylvania on Wednesday night and put in the Latah County jail. Four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary are against him. He didn’t say anything during the hearing.
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Victim’s Father Says Suspect ‘Was Hunting Them’!
Steve Goncalves, whose daughter Kaylee was one of the people killed, told CNN’s Jim Sciutto in an interview that aired Friday morning that he has no reason to think his daughter was the killer’s primary target.
Goncalves said, “No one knows exactly why, but he was following them and hunting them.” “He was looking for a chance, and it just so happened that the event was in that house. That’s hard to deal with.
“Her phone was right there, but she couldn’t dial 911. So these were just girls who went to sleep that night, and a coward, you know, a hunter, went out and chose girls as his prey. That’s probably why the house was selected as the target.
Goncalves said, “None of these girls did anything to deserve this.” “The real problem is that someone thought it was okay to attack other people,” he said. I’m going to pay attention to that.”
He said, “I’d be a little bit surprised if there wasn’t a clearer sign that he liked one or two of the people more than the others.” Goncalves was there when Kohberger showed up in court. “He knows that I want him to look at me. He didn’t do it.
Goncalves said, “He didn’t give me that chance.” “He’s afraid to look me in the eyes and realize what’s going to happen to him. He chose the wrong family, you know. We’re not afraid of getting into a fight. We’re not running. We’re headed for him.”
University of Idaho Official ‘Relieved’ After Arrest!
In an interview with CNN, Torrey Lawrence, the Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Idaho said that he was “relieved” that someone is in custody for the killings. “I think I can speak for a lot of people in our community when I say that everyone is very relieved,” Lawrence said.
“But it’s bittersweet because this is still a tragedy, but it’s a step forward, and we’re glad to see it move forward.”The official also said it was “strange” to read new information about the case in court documents that were made public Thursday.
For example, the suspect seemed to have been to the area more than once before the murders. Lawrence said that since classes start next week, the university is stepping up security on campus “so people feel safe.”
“Since the incident happened two months ago, there has been a large police presence here, and we thought that taking that away all at once would be kind of shocking,” he said. “We just thought that keeping it at a high level was the right thing to do.”
The Evidence Against The Suspect!
Before the police could name a suspect publicly, they had to look into the case for almost two months. This caught the whole country’s attention and scared the victims’ families and the community, which hadn’t had a murder in years.
Still, the public has a lot of questions about the case. As of late Thursday, it was still unclear why the people were killed. It’s also unclear how the suspect got into the house since police said there were no signs of forced entry or why two roommates who were in the place when the killings happened were not hurt.
Here is how the search was narrowed down to Kohberger:
DNA: A probable cause affidavit released Thursday said that DNA on a tan leather knife sheath found “laying on the bed” of one of the victims matched the DNA on the trash taken from Kohberger’s family home.
The person whose DNA was found on the sheath is thought to be the biological father of the person whose DNA was found in the trash. This is what the affidavit says.
Phone Records: According to the affidavit, the suspect’s phone was near the victims’ home in Moscow, Idaho, at least a dozen times between June 2022 and the present. The records also show that Kohberger’s phone was near the crime scene between 9:12 a.m. and 9:21 a.m. on the morning of the killings. The police didn’t find out about the deaths until just before noon.
A White Sedan: Around the time the victims were killed, a Hyundai Elantra was seen near their home. Officers at Washington State University saw a white Elantra and found out later that it belonged to Kohberger.
When the suspect was arrested last Friday, the same car was found at his family’s home in Pennsylvania. The crime scene in Idaho is about a 10-minute drive from the suspect’s college.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Police: DNA of man accused of killing four University of Idaho students was found on knife sheath at crime scene.
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Roommate Reveals She Heard Crying The Day of Attacks!
According to the probable cause affidavit, one of the two roommates who were not hurt said she saw a man in a black mask inside the house on the morning of the murders.
In the court document, the roommate was identified as D.M. She said she “heard crying” in the house that morning and heard a man say, “It’s OK, I’ll help you.” D.M. said she saw a “figure wearing black clothes and a mask that covered the person’s mouth and nose walking toward her,” the affidavit said.
“D.M. said that the person was at least 5 feet 10 inches tall, male, not very muscular but athletically built, and had bushy eyebrows,” the affidavit says. “The man walked by D.M. while she was standing there in a “frozen shock phase.”
“The man walked toward the glass door in the back. “After seeing the man, D.M. locked herself in her room,” the document says. It also says that D.M.’s roommate did not know the man. If you find this interesting, please forward it to your friends. Visit Lighthousejournal.org for the most up-to-date and recent celebrity news.
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