Bryan Kohberger: Mystery deepens as Idaho suspect has no criminal record or car registered in his name
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The grizzly murder of four University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, which occurred over six weeks ago, has the country reeling in shock. However, after going through 20,000 tips and questioning 300 people, an arrest was finally made on Friday, December 30. The suspect who was arrested is Bryan Christopher Kohberger and some interesting details have come out about him as well.
Kohberger has a clean record and no history of crime, as per reports. What’s a lot more intriguing is that he has no car registered in his name either, which stands out because it is said that his connection to a Hyundai Elantra is what got him arrested in the first place. The police have, however, been tight-lipped about what led them to arrest Kohberger.
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Moscow Chief James Fry had confirmed that on the day of the arrest, a white Hyundai Elantra had been seized in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, Kohberger was arrested by the FBI and State Police SWAT. About the lack of vehicle registration, Special Agent Jon MacVeigh has said that because the vehicle was not registered in his name, Kohberger would not have shown up on the national database when the police scanned for DNA and fingerprints.
"They would have found no criminal history, nothing in the database, and so if they then linked him some by other means, then they would have probably set up a surveillance on him," said MacVeigh as per WPBF.
"Possibly the bureau would have done that for them, set up surveillance, and you wait until, you know, he spits on the ground, he drops a tissue, he's at a deli, and he takes a glass, something like that," said MacVeigh. He further stated agents then would have compared DNA on the discarded item to DNA at the crime scene.
The police had zeroed in on the suspect because of the suspicious nature of the car not being a regular sighting in the area it was found, MacVeigh said. "Maybe the vehicle wasn't seen that night (of the murders), but maybe it was seen numerous other nights where somebody has a Ring camera, and they're like, well, wait a minute, this car doesn't belong on the street. But for five nights in a row, it's been sitting here, you know, nobody gets out of it or something like that. So is it a possibility? Yes. That he picked them for a reason," he added.