Idaho murders: Ex-FBI agent claims evidence 'treasure trove' is in Bryan Kohberger's house and car
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, the suspect accused of four charges of first-degree murder and felony burglary, made his court appearance on Thursday, January 5. Kohberger has been arrested for brutally killing four University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin. Since Kohberger's imprisonment, ex-cops and undercover agents have been releasing vital information about him, including his whereabouts.
Former FBI Jennifer Coffindaffer agent believes that vital information about the DNA and pieces of evidence will be uncovered at Kohberger's condo. She said, "I think the treasure trove is in that apartment and in the car. In my experience you just really can't hide blood evidence, it sinks in. Just imagine the upholstery of your car, the gas pedal....I know he was probably gloved, we know he was covered all in black in terms of his face and all, but he would have been bloody.
The ex-FBI agent further added, "enter a [crime] scene and not take part of it with you." At last, she said, "And in this case, we're talking four brutally murdered students, and blood that would have been pervasive," as reported by Newsweek. However, the FBI did find a piece of evidence from the crime scene that led to Kohberger.
Kohberger, who had been monitored for four days, was also seen leaving the house at 4 am and depositing bags in the garbage cans of his neighbor. Agents discovered and brought those trash bags to the Idaho Crime Lab. The investigators were later able to establish a DNA profile linking Kohberger to the crime by identifying a DNA match from a "single source of male DNA" on a knife sheath discovered at the site and comparing it to DNA obtained by the trash Koberger threw at his parent's house, as per released affidavit.
Khoberger's first trial after being extradited
After being extradited from Pennsylvania to Idaho, Kohberger was taken into the Latah County Jail on Wednesday night, January 4. He appeared in court for the first time in Idaho on Thursday, January 5. During the hearing, he chose not to enter a plea. Kohberger was also denied bail, which means he will remain in jail until his next court hearing on January 12. In this case, the judge has ordered a gag order. According to sources, Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall has ordered that neither the detectives nor the attorneys on either side can speak publicly about the current case, as reported by MEAWW.
Crucial information released in the affidavit
Before the release of the police affidavit on Thursday, January 5, authorities said that the four students were killed inside their off-campus Moscow house between three and four in the morning on November 13. Authorities now believe all four students were murdered between 4 am and 4.25 am. According to the article, the one-hour time limit has just been decreased to 25 minutes. Investigators now believe Kernodle was still alive at 4.12 a.m. because phone records show she was using TikTok, which means she was probably still awake.
About Khoberger's arrest
Kohberger was apprehended during a SWAT raid at his parents' Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, home on Friday morning, December 30. Police seized a white Hyundai Elantra that matched the one seen on the surveillance video at the Idaho murders' house. Last month, Kohberger, a PhD graduate student, finished his first semester in the criminal justice program at the Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, which is around 10 miles from the University of Idaho.