According to a person close to the investigation, the guy Bryan Kohberger suspected of murdering four University of Idaho students last November had images of one of the female victims on his phone.
Bryan Kohberger’s phone was recovered after his detention. Authorities discovered images of the victim on the device, according to the source. The source did not disclose whether the photographs were shot by him or were acquired from her social media.
“He had more than one image of her,” according to the source. “He was clearly paying attention to her.”
Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were all stabbed to death on November 13 at an off-campus rental property in Moscow, Idaho.
A masked assailant broke into the house and fatally stabbed the four pupils with a fixed-blade knife.
Authorities nabbed Kohberger, a 28-year-old doctoral student and teaching assistant at Washington State University, more than a month later. He faces four charges of murder and one count of criminal burglary.
On December 30, Kohberger was detained at his parent’s house in Pennsylvania.
He willingly consented to return to Idaho to face the allegations against him, thus he waived extradition. On January 4, he was returned to Idaho.
One of the victims’ surviving roommates claimed she spotted the murderer, according to the probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.com.
When the perpetrator fled the murder site, the roommate recalled “a figure wrapped in black attire and a mask” walking by her.
The affidavit also claimed that DNA and mobile phone pings tied Kohberger to the homicide site.
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Officials have been tight-lipped about the claimed purpose of the assault, and a court has placed a gag order to prevent many details from getting public.
Kohberger has not yet pleaded guilty. His next hearing isn’t scheduled until June 26.