Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger discredited for party house noise complaints

Idaho student murder suspect Bryan Kohberger discredited for party house noise complaints

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Moscow, Idaho: Police responded to three noise complaints at the residence where four University of Idaho students were subsequently slain. Still, incident reports include no proof that the lead suspect placed the calls, as online sleuths have indicated.

Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student in criminology at neighboring Washington State University, had also sought an internship with local police.

According to a probable cause affidavit, he had been following the King Road home where three of the four victims lived for weeks.

According to authorities, Kohberger’s cell phone pinged near the residence a dozen times before the triple killing and once the following day.

And, less than a week after the initial noise complaint in August, Moscow police pulled him over for a traffic check near the victims’ home.

While his institution has a database of police bodycam material from other agencies as well as surveillance video from throughout Pullman, Washington, university officials claim Kohberger was never given access to such tools.

And the Moscow Police Department was not one of the authorities who shared the video.

However, the evidence of claimed stalking and his criminal justice experience raised the possibility that Kohberger was engaged in submitting the noise complaints or seeking the bodycam video. 

Two of the three complainants are named as neighbors of the King Road property in Moscow in police records from the evening of Sept. 1 and the early morning of Sept. 2. 

Both calls came from residences on Walenta Drive, which runs behind the six-bedroom off-campus rental property.

A previous incident report from August 16 does not include the identity of the complainant. However, the attending officer repeatedly says in the bodycam video that the loud music is bothering neighbors.

The incident reports also include the names of members of the public who requested the reports as well as the dates on which such requests were made. The name Kohberger does not exist on the list.

Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of criminal burglary after reportedly breaking into a residence on Moscow’s King Road and ambushing Xana Kernodle, her partner Ethan Chapin, all 20, and Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, both 21.

According to officials, the attacks happened at approximately 4 a.m. on Nov. 13, and Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt previously stated that all four were stabbed to death. Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, told News in December.

Two other housemates were uninjured, including one who saw a masked guy with “bushy eyebrows” depart after the deaths, according to authorities. Police subsequently stated they uncovered suspected animal hair while serving a search warrant at Kohberger’s residence in Pullman, less than 10 miles from the homicide site.

Kohberger is scheduled to return to court at the end of June for a preliminary hearing, at which his defence is likely to question the evidence presented against him. He is being detained without bail.

He may face the death sentence if convicted of any of the four murder counts.

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