Idaho killings suspect identified

Bryan Christopher Kohberger (28) has been identified as the main suspect in the Idaho murders of Kaylee Goncalves (21), Madison Mogen (21), Xana Kernodle (20), and Ethan Chapin (20). Kohberger is currently in police custody.

Local police tracked down Kohberger alongside the FBI in Pennsylvania. According to authorities, they were able to pinpoint Kohberger as a critical suspect through DNA genealogy databases.

A student at Washington State University, Kohberger lived just under 10 miles from the University of Idaho, where the victims attended school.


According to reports, authorities were surveilling Kohberger for a few days before making the arrest.
The suspect and his father traveled to Pennsylvania for pre-planned family time after the semester.
Kohberger is a Ph.D. criminal justice and criminology student at Washington State University. (ABC News)

A murder weapon has yet to be recovered, and authorities have not shared any motive at this time. What we do know, however, is that before the arrest, authorities had been trying to track down a white Hyundai Elantra. Additionally, according to reports, Kohberger ordered a new license plate just a few days after the murders. (NY Times) Before Kohberger was arrested, he had been pulled over twice in a white Elantra, currently entered as evidence.

So far, Kohberger faces first-degree murder and burglary charges. At this time, the suspect is being extradited to Idaho.


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