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'Stay away from Brians': Internet gets chills about Brian Walshe, Bryan Kohberger and Brian Laundrie cases

A tweet read, 'Jesus Christ, Brian's name is a popular name in true crime. The only good Brian here is @BrianEntin'
UPDATED JAN 20, 2023
Internet compare Brian Laundrie, Brian Walshe and Bryan Kohberger cases (Instagram/@gabspetito, YouTube Screenshot/Fox News, Washington State University)
Internet compare Brian Laundrie, Brian Walshe and Bryan Kohberger cases (Instagram/@gabspetito, YouTube Screenshot/Fox News, Washington State University)

This article is based on sources and MEAWW cannot verify this information independently.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFRONIA: The nation was in shock after learning about the horrific murder of four universities of students in Moscow, Idaho, and the mysterious disappearance of Ana Walshe, who is now reportedly murdered in Cohasset, Massachusetts. The suspects in both cases, including- Bryan Kohberger from Pennsylvania, who is suspected of being responsible for the murder of students', and Brian Walshe, who is reportedly responsible for killing his wife, Ana, are now arrested and having their trials.

Since these shocking crimes were unveiled, the suspects of both offenses are known by the name "Brian," and now the Internet dubs it a 'crime popular name' and recalls Brian Laudrie's case, who killed his fiance Gabrielle Venora Petito. The Reddit user who asked netizens to stay away from 'Brians' wrote, "Stay away from Brian's... If I'm learning anything recently, it's to stay away from Brian's. Brian Laundrie Brian Koberger Brian Walshe. (sic)"


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Further, a Twitter user mentioned the popularity of "Brian's name" in true crime and wrote, "#BrianLaudrie | #BrianKohberger | #BrianWalshe. Jesus Christ, Brian's name is a popular name in true crime. The only good Brian here is @BrianEntin." However, let's learn about the popular crime name "Brian." However, now let's dive into known about each "Brian," the suspect/ killer, that users have mentioned about.



Bryan Kohberger

Kohberger, 28, PhD student from the University of Washington, was arrested on December 30 during a raid on his family's home. He is accused of killing University of Idaho students, including Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20. As per reports, Kohberger allegedly breaking into the residence of four University of Idaho students, about 19 miles from his Washington apartment, and ambushing them at around 4 am on November 13.

Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary. Kohberger was captured on December 30 at his parents' house in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles from Moscow. He was transferred to the Latah County Jail late on January 4 after being extradited to Idaho.

(Bryan Kohberger Facebook)
Bryan Kohberger, 28, a PhD student, was arrested on December 30, 2022 (Facebook/Bryan Kohberger)

Brian Walshe

Walshe, the husband of a Massachusetts woman Ana, who has been missing since New Year's Day, has been charged with her murder, the Norfolk County District Attorney's office reported. The search warrant was issued more than two weeks after the 39-year-old mother of three young boys. There is no sign of her remains, as reported by MEAWW.

Walshe is already incarcerated after being accused of deceiving police last week during their investigation into his wife's disappearance. Walshe, who has pleaded not guilty and is being held on a $500,000 bail, broke the terms of his bail after being found guilty of federal fraud by lying to the police.

Brian Walshe (credit  : DOJ)
Brian Walshe is the husband of a Massachusetts woman Ana Walshe (DOJ)

Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, died from a self-inflicted gunshot after being listed as a "person of interest" in her disappearance. In July 2021, Laundrie and Petito were on a cross-country road trip. On August 25, 2021, Petito had told her family she would be visiting a national park in Wyoming but never showed up. After briefly making a safe return home, Laundrie hired a lawyer but refused to help the police.

Brian Laundrie was accused of killing Gabbie Petito (Instagram/@gabspetito)

Later, Laundrie took his own life. His body was discovered with a note claiming responsibility for the death of Petito, as reported by The Sun. During a press conference, authorities confirmed discovering remains identical to Petito's. Strangulation was identified as the cause of death. Decomposition, according to Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue, further indicated that she had died three to four weeks before her body was discovered, as per reports.