Idaho murders: Experts say ‘red and brown stains’ on items from Bryan Kohberger's home could be blood
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The details of a search warrant have been released in the Idaho quadruple murder case. Bryan Kohberger has been accused of murdering four University of Idaho students – Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin – in the early hours of November 13 while they slept.
On December 30, 2022, Kohberger was arrested from his parents’ home in Pennsylvania. On the same day, a search was executed at his apartment in Pullman, Washington, and cops shared that “reddish/brownish-stained” items, like an uncovered pillow, were recovered. Now, two experts have shared their views on the seized things.
Dr Monte Miller, a former crime scene investigator and forensic expert for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Independent, “a reddish or brown stain is a euphemism for, ‘We found something that looks like blood.’ It might be blood from the victims, might be his blood.” “They don’t know until they test it, but they’ll be able to get DNA if it is blood. We don’t know what the stains in the cover sheets look like, but again they’re looking for any kind of DNA, evidence that might have come from the crime scene,” he said, before adding, “The likelihood that any of those stains came from the crime scene, is going to be dependent on how well he cleaned up.”
Another expert, an ex-FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer stated, “They don’t call it blood, but it’s definitely inferred that it was blood.” Dr Miller also commented on a receipt from Walmart, two Marshall’s receipts, and a tag of Dickies’ brand that investigators picked from Kohberger's place. He added, “[The suspect] may have bought something to wear and discard, and then [law enforcement] found these receipts and asked ‘Where are these clothes?’”
Besides, Coffindaffer mentioned, “I think that those would indicate not only what was purchased — which is relevant to the crime — but also when, which I think is very important to see timing, to see a forethought that this was planned. Was this just one day? Several days before? The timestamp to me is as important as what was on those receipts.”
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old accused has been behind bars facing murder charges for the killings of four youngsters. Following his arrest, the Kohbergers issued a statement backing their son. They reportedly said, “First and foremost we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them. We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family, we will love and support our son and brother.”
“We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions. We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering loss can move forward through the legal process,” the statement added.