Idaho murders: Web sleuth wonders if crash near Bryan Kohberger's home has 'anything to do with killings'
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student, was arrested on December 30, 2022. He was charged with the murders of the four University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.
Since Kohberger's arrest, new revelations and speculations have downpoured based on affidavits or other sources. Recently, a Reddit user wondered whether killings are connected with the crash in front of Kohberger's apartment in Pullman, Washington or if it was just a "simple coincidence."
In a now deleted Reddit thread, a user wrote, "Just hours before the Idaho slayings, another grisly scene unfolded outside Bryan Kohberger's window." The user added, "Very odd insinuation/wording: It's unclear if the crash had anything to do with the killings or if it was a simple coincidence."
Since the heinous murders, numerous internet conspiracy theories have existed about the crime, the victims, and the suspect. However, they were debunked by the Moscow Police Department only after the suspect was apprehended was the 'probable cause' affidavit against him unsealed in court, revealing previously unknown details about the crime, particularly Kohberger's suspicious activities.
Throughout Kohberger's journey from Moscow, Idaho, to Pullman, Washington, police and sheriff's deputies spent hours investigating a "horrifying" hit-and-run in front of the suspect's apartment, as reported by Insider. At 11.40 pm on November 12, hours before Idaho murders, a collision seriously injured two pedestrians and sent them to the hospital. There might be a chance that Kohberger might have witnessed the accident as his cellphone data exhibits that he was in his apartment.
Kohberger's cellphone details
Kohberger is only known to have gone to the murder house once, according to the information provided by the police. Still, mobile data from his phone number—which reportedly ends in 8458—shows that he went there a total of 12 times before the killings. The police got access to proof that Kohberger was near murder victims' location 84 days before they were killed. On August 21, 2022, between 10.34 and 11.35 pm, Kohberger's cellphone was found nearby the murder victims' home.
Police have not released the dates, times, or specifics of the other 11 occasions on which they believe Kohberger stalked the Idaho students and their college residence, as reported by MEAWW. At 2.42 am on November 13, a cell tower nearby Kohberger's home at 1630 Northeast Valley Road in Pullman, Washington, picked up his phone location.
His phone pinging again at 2.47 am and indicated that it had now begun to move through Pullman to the south. The phone continued to ping for a brief period before ceasing to do so, suggesting that it had either been turned off, placed in airplane mode, or disconnected from the network. Per reports, he may have turned off the phone to conceal himself.
About suspect's arrest
On December 30, Kohberger was apprehended at his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles from Moscow. After being extradited from Pennsylvania, Kohberger was transferred to the Latah County Jail late in the afternoon on January 4. The judge has issued a gag order in the case, as previously reported. On January 12, Kohberger waived his right to an immediate preliminary hearing. The next hearing will now begin on June 26, 2023, as reported by MEAWW.
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