Idaho murders: Web sleuth claims 'Bryan Kohberger' trended on Google BEFORE arrest as police tracked him
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the suspect in the killings of the four University of Idaho students, has been identified and apprehended by the authorities more than a month after the quadruple homicide rattled Moscow, Idaho. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of murdering Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle.
During the probe, the police were actively rushing to find a suspect, and after more than six weeks, they finally made an arrest in the Idaho murder case. But did the authorities already know about Kohberger? A web sleuth recently unveiled crucial information about the investigation.
A Reddit user allegedly claimed that the name "Bryan kohberger" was trending in Google trends in the last 30 days. But shockingly, the search also attained a peak between December 12 to December 18. The user claims that the police did the search days before arresting the suspect.
The user wrote, "I decided to look at the google search trends for someone searching 'bryan kohberger'. I looked at searches from the state of idaho for the past 30 days. There is an increase in searches for him starting on 12/17 and peaking on 12/18. This could have been when LE caught on or identified BK as the suspect."
The user further added, "FBI folks may be behind a proxy or not physically located in Idaho, so they would be excluded from this query. However, Id imagine local LE may not be as tech savvy and may have been googling him from Idaho networks."
And at last the user mentioned, "You can see the data/dashboard for yourself here."
It is, however, impossible to independently confirm the veracity of these assertions. Since the investigation into this horrific murder case got underway, a number of weird allegations have been spread online without any relevant evidence. Therefore, it is wiser to trust the details that have been made publicly available.
The police interviewed more than 300 people during the investigation, and approximately 20,000 tips were examined. The FBI assisted the local police and combed through the collected clips that was collected from across the town to find the offender. Earlier, the authorities withheld some details from the general public and the relatives of the victims in order to safeguard the case's confidentiality, which was later released to the victim's families a day before arresting the suspect, as reported by MEAWW.
However, the police have still asked the public to send any valuable tips about Kohberger. Latah County prosecutor Bill Thompson, on Friday, December 30, said, "This is not the end of this investigation. In fact, this is a new beginning." He further added, "You all now know the name of the person who has been charged with these offenses, please get that information out there, please ask the public, anyone, who knows about this individual, to come forward."
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