Bryan Kohberger: Idaho suspect's family home was under aerial surveillance for hours before arrest

Bryan Kohberger: Idaho suspect's family home was under aerial surveillance for hours before arrest
Bryan Kohberger was arrested from his parents' home in Poconos (CBS Evening, Jay Cuda/Twitter, Monroe County Correctional Facility)

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POCONOS, PENNSYLVANIA: Before accused Idaho murderer Bryan Kohberger was taken in custody, his parent's home in Pennsylvania was repeatedly rounded by a police plane for hours, as per flight records.

Even after the early morning raid conducted by the FBI and the state police on Friday, December 30, a single-engine 2019 Textron Aviation 208B was hovering above Kohberger’s parents’ house in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, from 4.02 am to 6.22 am, cited the air traffic data, according to Fox News.



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On Tuesday, January 3, a Twitter user shared a playback of air traffic above Kohberger's family home and claimed that an unmarked plane repeatedly rounded the house before he was taken into custody. The user wrote, “This is a playback of air traffic above Bryan Kohberger's parents’ house the night before he was arrested. (an unmarked plane circled it for 2 hours).” 



Kohberger's court hearings and case findings

Kohberger, the alleged murderer who killed the four University of Idaho students, Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, was denied bail in his first appearance in the Idaho court on January 5, Thursday. From the first row of the gallery in the court, the victim’s family members stared at the suspect who maintained a straight face in the court. He appeared at the court in Idaho after his extradition hearing from the Pennsylvania court on January 3.

In a newly released police affidavit, it was revealed that investigators took a DNA sample from the metal snap on a Ka-Bar knife sheath discovered at the off-campus rented home in Idaho where the slain students lived. According to Fox News, during the raid at Kohberger's family home, the DNA evidence obtained from the trash outside the home matched with the profile of the accused killer and his father.


As per the New York Post report, Dylan Mortensen, one of the two spared roommates at the Moscow home told the police that "she froze" after opening her bedroom door as she saw an unfamiliar “figure clad in black clothing and a mask”, walking past at around 4.00 am. After that he made the exit through the glass sliding door at the back of the house. Cops are still 'puzzled' at the delay by the roommate in dialing 911 only eight hours after the brutal murders took place.

Currently, the 28-year-old accused killer who could get the death penalty is facing first-degree murder charges. The court was reportedly not asked to submit a plea. However, Kohberger is expected to plead not guilty.


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