Idaho murders: Police source says suspect Bryan Kohberger cleaned his car thoroughly, 'not missing an inch'

Idaho murders: Police source says suspect Bryan Kohberger cleaned his car thoroughly, 'not missing an inch'
Authorities claim that Bryan Kohberger (L) fled from the crime scene after murdering the victims (R) in his white Hyundai Elantra (Photo by Ted S. Warren - Pool/Getty Images, Instagram/@kayleegoncalves)

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

MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, the suspect charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary, made his initial court appearance on January 5. Kohberger was apprehended for the fatal killings of four University of Idaho students: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin. Since Kohberger's arrest, crucial information is being released about the suspect by the law enforcement through court affadavits.

Recently, some new information has come to light about Kohberger's car, the white Hyundai Elantra. Authorities had claimed that Kohberger fled from the crime scene in the same car and there was a possibilty of finding fresh evidence after it was found in Kohberger's parent's home and seized by the police. But according to a law enforcement source, Kohberger "cleaned his car, inside and outside, not missing an inch," as reported by CNN.

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Before being detained in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on December 30, Kohberger, was supposedly spotted outside his parents' house frequently wearing "surgical gloves," according to this source. Requested anonymity, the source further added that the PhD candidate, who had been watched for four days, was once seen leaving the residence at 4 am and placing bags in the neighbors' trash cans. Those trash bags were recovered and later taken by the agents, and sent to Idaho Crime Lab.

Clues that led to Kohberger's arrest 

The Moscow Police Department received help from the FBI in locating a Hyundai Elantra that was connected to the crime scene. Police allegedly confiscated the white Hyundai Elantra from the Pennsylvania home because they claimed to have seen it in the "immediate area" of the crime site. Additionally, it is said that the discovery of this white Hyundai Elantra made it simpler to capture Kohberger, as reported by MEAWW.

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The FBI was following Bryan Kohberger and his father, Michael, as they made their way from Washington to Pennsylvania. On December 15, at the request of the FBI team, Indiana police stopped the father and son duo on Interstate 70, east of Indianapolis, while they were returning to Pennsylvania, traveling 2,500 miles across the country. They were stopped twice on I-70 within nine minutes and the police allegedly took photos and films of Kohberger's hands, purposefully, in order to use them as evidence for an arrest, as per reports.

DNA trail at murder scene 

While the FBI surveillance team tracked him for four days, investigators and prosecutors were working to compile sufficient evidence to obtain a warrant for his arrest. Kohberger's DNA was matched to the unidentified DNA left on the knife's sheath using genetic genealogy methods. Law authorities identified him as a suspect after the DNA was examined through a public database to look for any family member matches. 

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Kohberger makes his first Idaho court appearance after being extradited

Following his extradition from Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, January 4, Kohberger was lodged in the Latah County Jail. He made his first court appearance in Idaho on January 5, Thursday. During the hearing, he chose not to enter a plea. Kohberger was also denied bail so he will be kept in custody while he waits for his court hearing on January 12. A gag order has been issued in this case by the judge. According to reports, Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall has specified that neither the investigators nor the lawyers for either side could publicly discuss the current case.

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

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