Video of vigil for victims of Idaho murders sparks rumors that Bryan Kohberger turned up for the event

Video of vigil for victims of Idaho murders sparks rumors that Bryan Kohberger turned up for the event
Bryan Kohberger was linked to unidentified DNA evidence using genetic genealogy (Monroe County Correctional Facility, Instagram/@kayleegoncalves, @xanakernodle)

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

MOSCOW, IDAHO: More than a month after the murder on November 13, Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the suspect in the deaths of four University of Idaho students, had been apprehended. The 28-year-old is being held responsible for the killing of four University of Idaho students, namely, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin with a J-shaped knife.

The accused's arrest has prompted a rush of new theories about him, throwing social media web sleuths into a frenzy. Recently, a new rumor started by a Twitter user claims that the suspect, Kohberger, was allegedly present during the vigil for four Idaho students who were stabbed to death.

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The Twitter user wrote, "Whoa. Sure looks like him. Did you see the early Corner Club footage where he is glaring into the camera hours before the murders? Chills." Another user wrote, "Are you freaking kidding me?! It really looks like him. Has this been proven?" These replies were received when a Twitter user ignited the spark asking the other users, "Thoughts on Bryan being at the vigil on Nov. 30?" and attaching a YouTube link for reference.

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However, it is impossible to verify whether these claims are accurate or not. Since the beginning of the inquiry into this tragic murder case, several bizarre rumors have been circulated online without any concrete evidence to back them up. Therefore, it's better to rely on the information that has been officially made public.

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Information about the suspect

The 28-year-old was apprehended more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene and consented to be deported from Pennsylvania to Idaho. According to reports, his attorney has stated that he is shocked to have been detained and intended to deny the murders. Kohberger was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary concerning the deaths of the four students, as reported by MEAWW.

According to authorities, Kohberger lived in Pullman, Washington, just around nine miles from the crime scene. Police raided his apartment and office on the Washington State University campus in Pullman early Friday, December 30, the university confirmed in a statement, as reported by CNN.

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About the investigation

The investigators spoke to more than 300 people during the probe and combed through nearly 20,000 tips. The revelation of the killings and the protracted period without a suspect or notable developments had earlier concerned the University of Idaho community and the surrounding town of Moscow. The city witnessed such a barbaric murder after seven years.

According to two law enforcement sources reported on the investigation, Kohberger was identified as the suspect after authorities established his ownership of a white Hyundai Elantra observed at the crime scene and by analyzing DNA evidence. According to the sources, an FBI surveillance team tracked him four days before his arrest while law enforcement and prosecutors worked to create sufficient probable cause to get a warrant. 

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Kohberger was linked to unidentified DNA evidence using genetic genealogy procedures. He was identified as the suspect after law enforcement conducted a further investigation after the DNA was processed through a public database to look for possible family member matches. Thereafter, as reports suggest, officers followed Kohberger for quite some time before indicting him.

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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

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