Idaho Killer caught and charged

On Nov. 13, four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their home in Moscow, Idaho. Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were the four victims. On Dec. 30, 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger was arrested close by in Monroe County. 

Authorities had been looking into Kohberger and keeping their eyes on him throughout the month. Authorities had known that a white Hyundai Elantra was seen near the crime scene, and a Washington State police officer searched for cars that matched the description and found one registered to Kohberger. This was the first lead the authorities had to Kohberger. 

“We are closely guarding the information we’ve discovered at the scene and our investigative information because we want to protect the integrity of this investigation,” Moscow Police Capt. Roger Lanier said.

 A lead that wasn’t brought out to the public until an arrest was made was a knife sheath being left at the scene of the murders. DNA from the knife sheath was recovered and sent in and on Dec. 27, the police went through Kohbergers parents garbage looking for matching DNA,  and got a related sample of DNA on the knife and in the garbage.

On Dec. 30, Kohberger was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and burglary. Kohberger appeared in court on Jan. 12, for a status conference and a preliminary probable cause hearing will be held the week of June 26. As of now Kohberger, will remain remanded in  County, Idaho custody with no bond.