Bryan Kohberger: Shocked neighbor reveals suspect was a ‘lone wolf’, looked like another 'normal' student
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PULLMAN, WASHINGTON: Neighbors of the Idaho students murder suspect claim he was a "lone wolf" and looked like another "normal" college student. Bryan Kohberger, 28, a Washington University graduate was arrested on Friday, December 30, 2022, in Pennsylvania for the cruel killings of Kaylee Gonvalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21 in their off-campus home on November 13, 2022.
The now-quadruple homicide suspect lived in a Washington State University apartment nearby the campus after moving into Steptoe Village in Pullman. Angela Alvarez, a WSU senior majoring in psychology, and her husband lived below the alleged murder suspect's apartment. Alvarez said the couple met Kohberger through his father adding there was nothing suspicious about him. She said he seemed like another “normal” college student and let him know to reach out if he needed anything.
Following their initial interaction, Alvarez, who was also doing night shifts in town claimed she'd often run into Kohberger around the same time and that it was rare to see him home anytime before midnight. “I’d come home kinda around that time,” she told The Daily Beast. “We’d see him. I’d smile and say hi.” Alvarez also added that Kohberger would usually park his car right out front of her window. “I always see his headlights flash in my front windows,” she said. However, the neighbor noted after the murders of the four University students, she never saw Kohberger and that his white Elantra, which police spent weeks searching for, would periodically appear.
Subsequently, after news broke out that Kohberger was arrested and named as the lead suspect, it all became clear to her, his late-night routines, "lone wolf" persona. “He always carried a backpack around with him. I figured he was just working,” Alvarez said, “with whatever that entails, ya know."
Another neighbor, Gaurav Narang, Steptoe Village resident, and WSU PhD researcher said he came across Kohberger a couple of times in the apartment complex and the two even lived on the same floor. Narang said Kohberger was always friendly and they even exchanged numbers and talked about each other’s research. “There was nothing suspicious,” Narang said. “I even knew he drives an Elantra, but I didn’t know that cops are looking for a white Elantra. I just knew they were looking for a white sedan, which anyone could have.” Suspect Kohberger even invited Narang for coffee and a drink, but they never hung out aside from their brief chats. “We shared some friendly bond. Not really a friend, but still, I feel sad for him,” he added. “If he has done it, it’s shocking.”