Forensic analyst says animal hair from Bryan Kohberger's apartment can be a 'home run' for prosecution

Forensic analyst says animal hair from Bryan Kohberger's apartment can be a 'home run' for prosecution
Forensic analyst Dr Michael Baden said that animal hair found in evidence shall be a game changer if it matches Kaylee Goncalves' dog (Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images; aubriegoncalves, xanakernodle/ Instagram)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: With search warrants being issued for the office and apartment of 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger, a lot of new insights about the evidence has come to light. Kohberger, a PhD candidate in criminology at Washington State University, is the sole suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students: Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20. Now, forensic expert Dr Michael Baden has weighed in on what could be a game-changer for the prosecution.

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FOX News reported that Dr Baden hoped that the animal hair found in the apartment matches the dog that was at the scene. He has further gone on to deem that if found, that animal hair may be a "home run" for the prosecution to convict him. When police had responded to the 911 call, they found Goncalves’ dog in her bedroom.

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"If they found one animal hair — and I've been involved with this in the past — which came from the dog that was at the scene, that's a home run also for the prosecution," Baden said Thursday, Jaunary 19 on 'America Reports.' In addition to the dog hair, the warrants had information about other evidence that Baden believes will help put Kohberger behind bars.

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"One of the neighbors said that she heard a lot of vacuuming at the time, the night of the incident. So there may be blood or hair in the vacuum material that relate to one of the decedents," he reportedly said, adding, "Also, they recovered shoes which did not have a diamond imprint on it. Remember, there was a diamond-imprinted [boot] at the scene. So there may be information for both sides."

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He has also asked for the warrant for the white car to be released, which may help in the collection of more evidence in the case. "What hasn't been released, though, yet is the warrant for the car, which is in Pennsylvania and should be released because the car might have a lot more important evidence, especially if there's any evidence from blood, hair in the car, which is hard to wipe away," Dr Baden said, appreciating the work of both the prosecution and the defense in the case, stating that both sides were doing a "good job" representing their parties.

The warrants further reported that Kohberger may have planned the attack and studied other murders as well, to avoid being caught. This is in line with his field of study as well. "These murders appear to have been planned, rather than a crime that happened in a moment of conflict," an affidavit seeking the search warrant reads.

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