What connection did Kaylee Goncalves have with Bryan Kohberger? Internet has some WILD theories
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Ever since Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested and charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students, the internet has been coming up with some wild theories. Internet sleuths allege that there is a connection between one of the victims, Kaylee Goncalves and the Idaho murder suspect, Kohberger.
Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 were stabbed to death on November 13 as they slept in their off-campus home on King Road. On December 30, Kohberger, a PhD student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the Washington State University, was arrested from his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania. Kohberger was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and burglary.
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The internet users have been alleging that Kaylee was Kohberger's target. A Reddit user wrote, "I recently read the interview with Kaylee’s father stating he sees a connection between the suspect and Kaylee. If she was the target all along, it would explain why her wounds were “worse” and also perhaps why the police said the attack was targeted and there wasn’t a threat to the public."
Another user agreed and wrote, "Omg yeah I saw it too. “Steve Goncalves said no one in the family knows or recognizes the suspect, but in the hours since they've first learned his name they are starting to see connections between him and Kaylee Goncalves that they aren't ready to discuss yet.” Very interesting."
The users are basing their allegations on the interview of Kaylee's father Steve Goncalves. "Kaylees dad came out and said that there is a direct connection between his daughter and the suspect but won’t disclose today as her celebration of life is today," wrote a user.
A user even came forward with their speculation of what the motive could be, "I know we know nothing by way of motive, but I cannot help but feel like one of them rejected him somehow along the way and that’s what Kaylee’s dad was hinting at. Didn’t Kaylee or Maddie work at a vegan restaurant? Isn’t he vegan?" wrote the user.
"My guess is that he encountered M or X at the Greek restaurant they both worked at in Moscow and then followed M on IG, found Kaylee through her IG," was a theory put forward by a reddit user.
However, another user had a completely opposite opinion and believes that Kaylee wasn't the target. The user wrote, "It makes me think that Kaylee & Ethan were tragically just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I really don’t think Kaylee or Ethan were targeted. I believe Xana and Maddie were the targets. Your screen shot makes the possible linkage with the Greek restaurant as a vegan option. Knowing Maddie and Xana worked there & seeing their beautiful smiles, makes me think he was drawn to them. He went to Maddie’s room and Xana’s room. Both girls also had someone else in bed with them, so he had to kill them as well. Just horrifying. I hate to even type the word ‘target’…it makes me cringe."
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