Idaho murders: Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger made 'incriminating' Google searches like Brian Walshe

Idaho murders: Internet wonders if Bryan Kohberger made 'incriminating' Google searches like Brian Walshe
Bryan Kohberger (L) has been charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students, while Brian Walshe is accused of killing his wife (Latah County Sheriff's Office/Fox News/YouTube)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: After the release of the probable cause affidavit on January 5, which revealed some key details linking Bryan Kohberger, 28 to the murders of four University of Idaho students, now the records of evidence recovered from Kohberger's house have been unsealed. Cops searched Kohberger's Washington apartment after his arrest on December 30 in Pennsylvania and found possible animal hair strands, disposable gloves, and items with red and brown stains, as per the records released on Wednesday, January 18. They have also recovered receipts, mattress covers, the dust container of a vacuum cleaner and a Fire TV stick. All of these recovered items are now being stored at the Washington State University Police department. Internet users, who have been following this case since the beginning, recently engaged in a discussion wondering whether Kohberger left an 'incriminating' trail of Google searches.

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Four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death on November 13 in their off-campus rental home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger, a PhD student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the neighboring Washington State University, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary charges. Kohberger waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing as he appeared in court on January 12.

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A Reddit user recently questioned, "What are the chances that there is a clue trail on the seized computer?"

The user further made a reference to the Ana Walshe case, in which the husband Brian Walshe reportedly made certain disturbing Google searches about disposing of a human body. "No one would be dumb enough to leave a trail of Google searches, right? Apparently not. The dude (NOT THIS CASE) who is on trial in Boston for murdering and making his wife disappear left all kind of tracks. Before this his defence attorney said there wasn't enough evidence. It might be circumstantial, but seems very incriminating to me: How to stop a body from decomposing, Dismemberment and the best ways to dispose of a body, 10 ways to dispose of a body if you really need to, How to clean blood from a wooden floor, Is it better to throw away crime scene clothing or wash them," wrote the user.

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A user made a reference to the Ana Walshe case, in which the husband Brian Walshe reportedly made certain disturbing Google searches about disposing of a human body (@u/notunek/Reddit)

A user suggested that "cops will find digital evidence against Kohberger on his laptop or phone". "I suspect that the cops will find digital evidence against Kohberger on his laptop and/ or phone. You can't just delete that stuff, the FBI can usually retrieve it," wrote the user. Another user believed that it was not 'easy to delete the data' and wrote, "Though possible, it’s not an easy task to actually delete you data. If you really think you emptied your recycle bin..ya didn’t. Hell if he had backed up his system recently they can restore it and that can return his search history that was saved at that time. If his data was encrypted though, that could be a problem with getting it back."

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A user suggested that 'cops will find digital evidence against Kohberger on his laptop or phone' (@planetsandthefates/Reddit)
 A user suggested that 'cops will find digital evidence against Kohberger on his laptop or phone' (@planetsandthefates/Reddit)

 

A user believed that it was not 'easy to delete the data' (@Flaky_Drag1826/Reddit)
A user believed that it was not 'easy to delete the data' (@Flaky_Drag1826/Reddit)

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Another user agreed that there would be incriminating information/searches on Kohberger's computer. "I believe there will be incriminating information/searches on his computer. I genuinely think that BK never thought LE would tie this crime back to him, thus he didn’t have the foresight to worry about where his cellphone pinged that night, or what internet searches he put into his computer. He really thought he could outsmart them and as a result they’ve probably uncovered a lot more evidence from their search warrants," wrote the user.

A user agreed that there would be incriminating information/searches on Kohberger's computer (@Grapefruit9000/ Reddit)
A user agreed that there would be incriminating information/searches on Kohberger's computer (@Grapefruit9000/ Reddit)

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However, a user believed that Kohberger "wouldn’t have risked that on browser history' and there could be hidden files. "I think if BK is guilty, he wouldn’t have risked that on browser history. There could be a lot of other stuff, though, including hidden files. But whether he’s guilty or not, it would be interesting to look into his chat sessions on games, and the other players possibly too. I seem to recall from his teen writings that he was a gamer (can’t recall the exact indication rn). That might’ve carried forward. It’s a place to “communicate”. If he still does that, I wouldn’t be surprised if they found something there of interest," wrote the user.

A user believed that Kohberger 'wouldn’t have risked that on browser history' and there could be hidden files (@wave2thenicelady/Reddit)
A user believed that Kohberger 'wouldn’t have risked that on browser history' and there could be hidden files (@wave2thenicelady/Reddit)

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Another user suggested that, "Smarter people than Kohberger have left a trail of google searches."

A user suggested that,
A user suggested that, "Smarter people than Kohberger have left a trail of google searches." (@LizWords/Reddit)

While, a user believed that Kohberger might claim that 'his searches on crime or murder are related to his PhD studies." "The only thing is, Bryan K. can claim his searches on crime or murder are related to his PhD studies. But his searches on his victims will be more problematic," wrote the user.

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A user believed that Kohberger might claim that 'his searches on crime or murder are related to his PhD studies' (@RandChick/Reddit)
A user believed that Kohberger might claim that 'his searches on crime or murder are related to his PhD studies' (@RandChick/Reddit)

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