Idaho murders’ suspect Bryan Kohberger stalked victims for WEEKS, 'wore gloves' to avoid fingerprints

Idaho murders’ suspect Bryan Kohberger stalked victims for WEEKS, 'wore gloves' to avoid fingerprints
Bryan Kohberger, accused of killing four University of Idaho students, was allegedly stalking victims for weeks (Instagram/@kayleegoncalves, Washington State University)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, was allegedly stalking his victims for weeks before the gruesome slayings and apparently wore gloves in public places after the incident. Kohberger was ultimately apprehended in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania on Friday, December 30.

The 28-year-old suspect was cautious about not leaving behind his fingerprints after the murders and therefore, wore gloves while visiting a grocery store, as claimed by a friend of one of the police officers assigned to follow him there. The source said Kohberger was under surveillance in Pennsylvania when police witnessed him appearing to try and avoid leaving any DNA or fingerprints behind by taking fastidious protective measures in public.

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"He's not stupid and has been very careful," the anonymous source told the Daily Mail. Speaking of their connection to the surveillance on Kohberger, the insider explained, "A good friend of ours was one of the cops who has been following him the last couple of days. He followed him into a Giant (local grocery store) and wore gloves the entire time."



 

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The source also alleged that the suspect was stalking his victims for weeks before the murders with their cell phone locations apparently matching up on a number of occasions. "Not sure if they ever interacted - but his cell phone pings followed their every move for weeks," the law enforcement insider said. Kohberger was eventually apprehended at his family's residence after more than a month-long investigation.



 

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The source reportedly has even more overlap with the suspect, whose family resides in a small town in the Pocono Mountains. They said he allegedly went to school with their cousins and lived near their aunts and uncles. The proximity to the killer has shaken them and the community. "So freaking scary and disturbing!" the source continued. "I've been so invested in this case the last 6 weeks, and to find out how close he is to us - and that one of our friends found him and arrested d him is just crazy," they added. Following the murders, Kohberger reportedly returned to teaching at the Washington State University but later drove 2,000 miles from Idaho to Pennsylvania so he could hide out at his parents' Poconos home. Investigators followed him during the cross-country road trip to indict him.

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Kohberger's students said he acted as if nothing had happened after the killings took place. According to Washington State University's online directory, the suspect worked as a teaching assistant for the university's criminal justice and criminology program and was a PhD student in the department. Speaking to Fox Seattle, multiple students in the program said Kohberger did not appear any different after the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin in Moscow, Idaho, which is a 15-minute drive from the university.

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Criminology student Ben Roberts told the outlet that Kohberger was "confident" and "outgoing" but still appeared as if "he was always looking for a way to fit in." Commenting on the disturbing allegations against Kohberger, Roberts said, "It's pretty out of left field. I had honestly just pegged him as being super awkward."

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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