Idaho murders: Bryan Christopher Kohberger's DNA matched with genetic material recovered from off-campus home
MOSCOW, IDAHO: According to a now-deleted university graduate directory, Bryan Christopher Kohberger, the man detained on Friday, December 30 in connection with the killings of four University of Idaho students, is a graduate student in justice and criminology at a nearby institution.
Kohberger’s DNA has also been matched to genetic material recovered at the off-campus house where the students were stabbed to death, according to the sources cited by CNN. Moreover, Kohberger via one of his Reddit posts, sought help from participants for a research project “to understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.” Even though he deleted the post, it somehow already went viral.
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The cops narrowed down their focus on the suspect, after the ownership of the white Hyundai Elantra which was seen in the area on the night of the gruesome murders was traced. According to the report, police found him in Pennsylvania. He was being followed for four days in the vicinity where he was apprehended by an FBI surveillance team from the Philadelphia Field Office. Before coming with an arrest warrant he was kept under surveillance as the investigators from Moscow Police Department, the Idaho State Police homicide bureau and the FBI worked with prosecutors to develop sufficient probable cause to obtain the warrant.
Later, as per multiple reports, Bryan Kohberger was detained in Pennsylvania under an arrest warrant for four counts of first-degree murder related to the horrible homicide at 1122 King Road off-campus residence, the Moscow Police department shared in a news release. It occurs on the same day of the memorial service for the victims, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen at Lake City Church in Coeur d'Alene. Also, the white Elantra which became a prime focus in the later part of the investigation has been seized by the department.
In a press conference, Police Chief James Fry acknowledged frustrations from the victims' family members and Idaho residents who were anxious for more updates during the course of the investigation. "This was a complex and extensive case. We developed a clear picture over time ... and be assured that the work was not, the work is not done," Fry continued. "I recognize the frustration with the lack of information that has been released. However, providing any details in this criminal investigation might have tainted the upcoming criminal prosecution or alerted the suspect of our progress," the chief continued. "We will continue to provide as much information as we can as the process moves forward," he said.