Idaho murders: Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger was a 'police informant' as he had no social media

Idaho murders: Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger was a 'police informant' as he had no social media
Byran Kohberger waived his right to a prompt preliminary hearing in connection to the Idaho murders (Instagram/kayleegoncalves, Washington State University, Instagram/xanakernodle)

This article is based on sources and MEAWW is unable to verify the information independently.

MOSCOW, IDAHO: 28-year-old criminology student Bryan Kohberger was arrested on December 30, 2022 and has been accused of murdering University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. Since his arrest, web sleuths have floated numerous bizarre theories about the suspect and his motivation behind the murders.

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Recently, a Twitter user pushed a claim that Kohberger was a "Police Informant," suggesting this could explain why the college student had no social media presence at all. While some acquaintances have revealed Kohberger went out of his way to make friends, others have claimed he had struggled to fit in.

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The Twitter user noted that Kohberger kept a low profile across social media. "Bryan Kohberger was Police Informant is why he had no social media," they wrote.

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That said, most Internet theories about the grisly crime have been proven baseless in the course of the investigation. From the start of the probe, Moscow PD has controlled the information seeping out and ensured details regarding the case remained confidential. Later, crucial information was made available to the public through sealed affidavits.

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Social media accounts that might belong to Kohberger 

Former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer claimed Kohberger went by the aliases "Pappa Rodgers" on Facebook and "InsideLooking" on Reddit. These two accounts have posted information that is startlingly similar to the revelations in the police affidavit, MEAWW reported earlier.

Kohberger's arrest and extradition

Kohberger was transferred to the Latah County Jail on January 4 in the evening following his extradition from Pennsylvania. Kohberger, a PhD candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary following his arrest. The judge has issued a gag order in the case, as earlier reported by MEAWW. On January 12, Kohberger waived his right to a prompt preliminary hearing. His hearing will now commence on June 26.

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Police identified Kohberger as a possible suspect and later discovered that he had been stopped for a traffic violation in August. At that time, he provided the Moscow police with his phone number. To find out if his phone had ping-ed any nearby mobile towers or those en route to and from the crime scene, investigators combed through cellphone records in late December. According to the affidavit, the suspect's phone had been close to the victim's home at least 12 times before the killings, as per reports.

Kohberger's return to the crime scene 

Nearly five hours after the stabbings, at 9.15 am on November 13, Kohberger's phone reportedly returned to the area. The police even followed him as he crossed the border from Idaho to Pennsylvania and stopped him twice in nine minutes. According to reports, they did this to photograph Kohbeger's hand so they could use it as evidence against him.

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This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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

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