'Hope they picked right guy': Kaylee Goncalves' dad reveals 'bit of joy' after Bryan Kohberger arrest
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Steve Goncalves, the father of one of the victims in Idaho murders, has expressed relief over the arrest of suspect Bryan Kohberger. He said in an interview, "This is the first bit of joy that we've had in close to seven weeks. We hope they picked the right guy and that gives us hope, and we haven't had hope for a long time." Kohberger is a listed PhD criminology student at Washington State University and resided in Pullman, Washington, just a 15-minute drive from the victims’ house.
Police in their press conference post-arrest hadn’t revealed many details and many questions remained unanswered as the investigation is ongoing. Moreover, the authorities have asked to continue sending tips related to the accused. Following the arrest of Kohberger in the murders of four University of Idaho students, investigators are combing through every aspect of his life. A possible motive has not been publicly shared yet. "We're trying to build this picture now of him, who he is, his history, how we got to this event," said Anthony Dahlinger, a captain at the Moscow Police Department, according to CBS News.
The Law Enforcement revealed that FBI agents tracked the 28-year-old’s movement days before his arrest at his parents’ home in eastern Pennsylvania. The location is over 2,500 miles from the house in Moscow, Idaho, where the four victims, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were fatally stabbed in their sleep on November 13, reports 8PAX.
"The police department believes that the person we have in custody, which would be Kohberger, is the one who is responsible for these crimes," said Dahlinger. As per LaBar, Kohberger’s family said in a statement on Sunday, “[They] have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence."
"Now that there's a person and a name that someone can specifically look for and see if there are any connections in any way. So they're just trying to figure it out," said the Goncalves family's attorney, Shanon Grey. The father added, Kohberger as a "broken soul, pitiful human being," and that he was "the little coward that had finally got caught running," reports MEAWW.
Recently, Kohberger's University professor, Michelle Bolger, reacted to his arrest saying, "he's a brilliant student, I'm shocked as s**t at what he's been accused of. I don't believe it, but I get it."