After the violent deaths of four students at the University of Idaho in November 2022, new revelations are emerging.
Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were all stabbed to death in bedrooms on the second and third floors of a residence in Moscow, Idaho, on the afternoon of Nov. 13.
The killing rocked the University of Idaho campus, where all four victims were students, particularly because there were no suspects or obvious motives at the start of the inquiry.
More than a month after the stabbing, suspect Bryan Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the killings, on the same day a memorial for best friends Mogen and Goncalves was set.
“It was incredible they captured him the night before their memorial – such a gift and relief for all of us,” Mogen’s family friend Jessie Frost told PEOPLE.com. “That offered some relief that day.”
Here’s all you need to know about the developing case.
Idaho Murders Timeline
Bryan Kohberger’s smartphone was in the neighborhood of the residence where the murders occurred on August 21, 2022.
Kohberger’s smartphone pinged in the neighborhood of the 1122 King Road residence where the homicides occurred at least 12 times prior to Nov. 13, 2022, according to a probable cause document published in January 2023.
“All of these incidents, with the exception of one, happened in the late evening and early morning hours of their respective days,” according to the affidavit.
Kohberger’s smartphone was in the neighborhood of the house on August 21, 2022, from around 10:34 p.m. until 11:35 p.m. Kohberger was stopped by a Latah County Sheriff’s Officer at 11:37 p.m. while driving a white Hyundai Elantra, according to the affidavit.
On the day of his arrest, the identical automobile was stolen from Kohberger’s parents’ house.
Bryan Kohberger messaged one of the victims on Instagram in late October 2022.
An investigator familiar with the investigation told PEOPLE.com in January 2023 that Kohberger sent a series of messages to one of the victims on Instagram.
According to the source, in late October, an account that officials suspect belonged to Bryan Kohberger sent a welcome to one of the female victims. He sent numerous more texts to her after not receiving a response.
“He slipped into one of the girls’ direct messages multiple times, but she didn’t answer,” a source told PEOPLE.com. “Essentially, he was simply asking, ‘Hello, how are you?’ Yet he did it again and over again.”
Officials have not stated if the victims knew Kohberger, but the suspect’s now-deleted Instagram account — which PEOPLE.com examined before it was deleted — followed Mogen, Goncalves, and Kernodle’s profiles.
Kohberger ate had the Crazy Greek restaurant in Moscow, Idaho, where two of the victims, Mogen and Kernodle, worked as waiters, according to a former employee.
Four University of Idaho students are slain on November 13, 2022.
On November 13, 2022, Chapin, Mogen, Kernodle, and Goncalves were discovered stabbed to death in an off-campus residence near the University of Idaho.
Authorities suspect the deaths occurred between 4 and 4:25 a.m., according to the probable cause document.
Police verified that two more housemates were there during the incident but slept through it, escaping uninjured.
The students’ deaths are judged murders on November 17, 2022.
An Idaho coroner discovered the four victims were stabbed to death many days after the murders and their deaths were formally deemed homicides.
According to Latah County Coroner Catherine Mabbutt, officials believe a big knife was utilized. “That would have had to be… not a pocket knife,” she said. “That would have had to be a larger knife.”
Mabbutt also told the newspaper that their wounds were “quite substantial,” and the crime scene was unlike anything she’d ever seen.
A memorial for the victims is held at the University of Idaho on November 30, 2022.
On November 30, 2022, family ones and classmates gathered at the University of Idaho to memorialize the four young students who were slain.
Hundreds of PEOPLE.com gathered on campus to hear Ethan’s mother, Stacy Chapin, Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, and Maddie’s father, Ben Mogen, speak about their children during the vigil, which started and finished with a live choir.
Bryan Kohberger travels to Pennsylvania for the holidays on December 15, 2022.
Kohberger was stopped over twice in one day while on a cross-country road trip from Washington to his home state of Pennsylvania in mid-December, according to a body camera video published in January 2023.
Kohberger was stopped with a passenger in Hancock County, Indiana, on December 15 for following a vehicle too closely. Kohberger was driving a white Hyundai Elantra and was given a verbal warning before being released.
Bryan Kohberger is arrested and charged with four charges of murder and one count of criminal burglary on December 30, 2022.
On Friday, December 30, 2022, Moscow Police Chief James Fry revealed that Bryan Kohberger was detained in Pennsylvania in connection with the killings of Chapin, Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves during a news conference.
At the news conference, Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson revealed that Kohberger was charged with four charges of first-degree murder and criminal burglary.
Chapin’s family subsequently issued a statement after the arrest, stating, “We are pleased that this chapter is over since it brings some closure… It does not, however, change the result or relieve the suffering. We mourn Ethan, and our family has been permanently altered.”
Bryan Kohberger’s family releases a statement on January 2, 2023.
After Kohberger’s arrest, Bryan’s lawyer, Jason A. LaBar, sent a statement to PEOPLE.com in which the suspect’s family broke their silence.
“First and foremost, we are heartbroken for the four families who have lost their lovely children,” the suspect’s father, Michael Kohberger, his mother, Marianne Kohberger, and his sister, Amanda, wrote.
They went on to say, “There are no words to explain how sorry we are for them, and we pray for them every day. We will continue to watch the legal process develop while loving and supporting our son and sibling as a family.”
They went on to say, “We have completely cooperated with law enforcement authorities in an effort to find the truth and advocate his innocence rather than evaluate unknown facts and create incorrect judgments.
We respect privacy in this case so that our family and the relatives that have suffered a loss may proceed with the judicial procedure.”
Bryan Kohberger waives extradition on January 3, 2023.
Kohberger appeared in a Pennsylvania courthouse on January 3, 2023, and waived extradition to Idaho, indicating that he consented to return to Idaho to face the allegations against him.
Jan. 4, 2023: Bryan Kohberger is taken to Idaho
Kohberger was taken to Idaho the next day. His preliminary hearing is set on January 12, at which point he will enter a plea to the charges against him.
The probable cause affidavit is issued on January 5, 2023, disclosing additional information about the case.
The probable cause document was revealed after Kohberger was brought to Idaho, offering insight into what prompted detectives to arrest Kohberger.
According to the affidavit, PEOPLE.com.com read, a sheath of the knife used in the stabbings was recovered on the bed where Mogen and Goncalves were discovered dead.
According to the affidavit, here is where police discovered DNA linked to Kohberger: Authorities collected garbage from Kohberger’s parents’ Pennsylvania home to test for a Genetic match.
According to the affidavit, one of the surviving roommates saw the murderer, described as “a man covered in black clothes and a mask,” stroll by her as he departed the crime site.
The roommate reportedly stated she heard sobbing on the night of the deaths, as well as a male voice saying something along the lines of “It’s OK, I’m going to assist you.”
According to the affidavit, DNA, and mobile phone, pings connected Kohberger to the homicide site.
According to the affidavit, a white car referred to as “Suspect Vehicle 1” in the document was spotted departing the vicinity of the property at a high rate of speed at 4:20 a.m. According to the document, Kohberger’s car and phone returned to the site between 9:12 a.m. and 9:21 a.m.
Bryan Kohberger mentioned Idaho kids during his extradition, according to a police source, on January 10, 2023.
A police source told PEOPLE.com.com that Kohberger made small conversations with cops while being extradited from his residence in Pennsylvania and then booked into the Latah County Prison, including mentioning the Idaho kids who were slain.
“He appeared pretty anxious,” a police source involved with the investigation told PEOPLE.com. “He was telling himself everything that was going on. At one point, he was repeating to himself, ‘I’m OK, this is great.’ He sounded like he was telling himself that it wasn’t too bad.”
Kohberger was informed of his Miranda rights upon his detention and is not allowed to be questioned about the matter without the presence of counsel.
He did not talk directly to officers about the case, but according to a police source, he did make an offhand remark about it. “He did remark, ‘It’s extremely awful what happened to them,’ but that was all,” the insider claimed. “He’s more intelligent than that.”
Officials explain the things confiscated from Bryan Kohberger’s home on January 18, 2023.
Authorities revealed the materials recovered from Kohberger’s home after he was arrested and charged with the killings of four University of Idaho students in newly disclosed search warrant filings.
According to the search warrant obtained by PEOPLE.com.com, the items seized from Kohberger’s home include one disposable black glove, receipts from Walmart and Marshalls, a dust container vacuum, possible hair strands, one “Fire TV” stick, one possible animal hair strand, one computer tower, an item with a dark red spot, two pieces of an uncased pillow with a “reddish/brown” stain, and mattress covers.