Idaho murders: Bryan Kohberger's childhood pics surface, Internet thinks his 'empty eyes' point to trauma

Idaho murders: Bryan Kohberger's childhood pics surface, Internet thinks his 'empty eyes' point to trauma
Bryan Kohberger, arrested on December 30, has been charged with the murder of four students -  Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. (kayleegoncalves/Instagram, keepingitreal0/Reddit)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: As University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger awaits his next court hearing, scheduled for June 26, pictures of him as a child and a teenager have surfaced. The 'empty and disturbed' expression in his eyes in these photos are now prompting netizens to ask one question — Did Bryan Kohberger suffer from some deep childhood trauma?

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Kohberger, arrested on December 30, has been charged with the murder of four students -  Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. In a recent development to the case, Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall, on January 19, issued a nondissemination order, commonly known as a gag order, prohibiting attorneys representing "any interested party in the case," such as witnesses, victims, or victims' families, from discussing the case in public. As prosecutors still look to establish a motive behind the horrific killings that occurred on November 13, last year, Kohberger's life has become a hot topic of discussion on the Internet. 

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In a recent Reddit sub, a user with the handle 'keepingitreal0', posted two images — one from Bryan's childhood and the other from his teenage years — with the caption, "Just found these pictures." One of the pictures — a monochrome image — shows a young Bryan posing with an oblong smile. His eyes look lost in thought and not focussed on the camera. The other picture shows Bryan posing with what appears to be a forced smile. 

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The post has prompted several responses with Redditors wondering if Bryan had a loving and happy childhood or if he was severely traumatized. Several netizens have described the Idaho murder suspect's eyes in the pictures as 'disturbing' and reeking of 'emptiness'. "Now knowing what we do, it's the eyes (and has been) for me. There's a real emptiness there," wrote one user. A second user commented, "i think it’s just his eyes. they just look very … disturbed." A third use wrote, "This makes me sad (1st pic). He's just a little innocent boy. It blows my mind what became of him. RIP to the victims." "I honestly feel for him with the fact he was bullied relentlessly for his weight as I can relate to that. Wish he had gotten help rather than inflicting pain on 4 innocent families and then his own," wrote a fourth. 

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