'Classic criminal behavior': Ex-FBI agent explains Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger's return to crime scene
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: A former FBI agent said the University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger showed "classic criminal behavior" by revisiting the Idaho murder house after the murder. During a recent interview, former FBI agent Bobby Chacon provided reasons as to why alleged murderer Kohberger might have returned to 1122 King Road, where Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, were all stabbed to death.
Chacon told News Nation, "I think this is sometimes classic criminal behavior where they revisit the scene of the crime. I think he might have gone back there to see if there were ambulances or police cars. He probably expected the police to be there already. I think he went back to look for police or see what kind of activity was taking place at the house. Sometimes it is the thrill, we have seen people stand behind police lines at fires, arsonists do this a lot.”
“I think he was driving by to see basically the fruits of his actions. There should have been by that time a lot of police and ambulance activity. I think that that might be, it is impossible to tell, this is all speculation on my part. But I think it is quite possible that he was going back there to expect to see a lot of police activity,” he added. When asked by News Nation senior correspondent Brian Entin whether Kohberger returned to the Idaho murder house to retrieve the knife sheath that he accidentally left at the scene, Chacon replied, "It could be but I don't think so.”
On Friday morning, December 30, Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology PhD candidate, was apprehended during a SWAT raid on his parents' Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, house. He was officially charged with four charges of murder and one count of felony burglary. The former FBI agent also addressed some of the concerns raised by the affidavit's information. On the night of the murder, one of the victims' roommates reportedly spotted the killer.
Entin inquired whether the killer had seen the roommate and what reason they could have for saving her life. Chacon said, "I think he did see her but looking at the affidavit with the phone records and where he was, I think he had a certain plan. There was a plan in place that he had for this house. So he was executing a plan as he thought it was going to go in his mind.”
“All of the times that people do this things go wrong. He might have only planned on two victims and it turned out to be four. I think that the rage that he had, that was building in the days and weeks leading up to the murders, I think it all came out and the opposite side of that rage is an adrenaline crash, I think after the fourth victim it is entirely possible he crashed. He was simply so exhausted and then you get a sort of tunnel vision,” Chacon added. “He was looking to get out of that house as quickly as he could and the other two people downstairs were not part of his plan so he walked right by her to get out of the house. I think it was entirely possible that he was simply too exhausted and it wasn't part of the plan he had envisioned,” he concluded.