Idaho murders: Legal expert wonders if investigators MISSED crucial details in Bryan Kohberger's WSU residence

Idaho murders: Legal expert wonders if investigators MISSED crucial details in Bryan Kohberger's WSU residence
Bryan Kohberger appeared in an Idaho court on Thursday, January 12, for a status hearing (Ted S Warren - Pool/Getty Images, Instagram/@kayleegoncalves)

This article is based on sources and MEAWW cannot verify this information independently.

MOSCOW, IDAHO : Four University of Idaho students, Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves, were stabbed to death on November 13, 2022. Their assassinations are allegedly pointed toward the suspect, Bryan Christopher Kohberger. Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania on December 30 and later extradited to Idaho for his hearing. Many sealed affidavits were disclosed during the hearing leaving few that still remain sealed.

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However, an attorney revealed why the search warrant for Kohberger's Washington apartment still remains sealed due to the judge's order. On NewsNation's 'Cuomo' recently, attorney Mark Geragos discussed the potential explanation why a judge in Whitman County, Washington, ordered that the search warrant for Kohberger's home remain sealed until March 2023. While explaining, Geragos indicated that police might have missed something in their investigation that led the judge to seal the warrant.

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Geragos briefly explained, "That tells me that there's something there that they don't want out yet or something that they missed and they're afraid if it got out, there would be public, what I call, blowback." He further added, "I will tell you, I've seen I can't tell you how many thousands of warrants that have been sealed, rarely have I seen one where the reason centered on the threat to law enforcement," as reported by Newsweek.

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The affidavit's specifics have been made public but a Whitman County judge in Washington sealed two search warrants related to the murders. The judge said, "Premature public disclosure of the details of this law enforcement investigation will create a serious and imminent threat to law enforcement, and could result in the premature end of this investigation which could create a threat to public safety." Although Kohberger's apartment is still a mystery, it's unclear what they discovered at his apartment. Photos show investigators removing boxes, bags, and a desktop computer from the residence.

Details on Bryan Kohberger's hearing 

Kohberger appeared in an Idaho court on Thursday, January 12, for a status hearing. He waived his right to a prompt preliminary hearing, which would have been required to happen within two weeks, according to Kohberger's attorney Anne Taylor, who spoke with Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall. The preliminary hearing will officially begin on June 26 at 9.00 am local time.

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About Kohberger's arrest and affidavit

Kohberger, a criminology PhD candidate at Washington State University, is accused of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary. He is the only suspect in the horrific killings. Kohberger was arrested at his parents' house in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles from Moscow. The suspect has a master's degree in criminal justice from DeSales University, as per reports.

However, the authorities haven't officially disclosed what led to the arrest of Kohberger in this murder case. But the affidavits revealed another kind of drastic part of that vicious night. The affidavit stated that prior to the killings, Kohberger's cellphone was 12 times found in close proximity to the home of the murdered students. In addition, the cellphone reportedly pinged once when it was to the murder scene after the killings.

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Also, on November 13, 2022, at around 3.30 am, a white car that was later identified as a Hyundai Elantra was spotted close to the house before. According to reports, it left the area "at a fast rate of speed" at around 4.20 am and the same car was found in Kohberger's house, as reported by MEAWW. According to the public-made cause affidavit, Kohberger was connected to the killings by DNA found on the knife's button sheath that was left close to Mogen's body. Following the suspect to Pennsylvania, investigators gathered all the information regarding his alleged involvement.

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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