New details emerge in arrest of accused Idaho quadruple murderer

Suspect was reportedly a security guard; former classmates speak out.

Published: December 31, 2022 1:54pm

Updated: December 31, 2022 8:46pm

New details have emerged this weekend on the man charged Friday with murder in connection with the stabbing deaths last month of four University of Idaho students, including that DNA evidence led to his arrest. 

Accused killer Bryan Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ house in eastern Pennsylvania and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 13 deaths of students Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

The 28-year-old Kohberger, pursing a doctorate degree in criminology at Washington State University, just roughly seven miles for the Idaho university, in the city of Moscow, was allegedly linked to the crime scene by a DNA sample fed into a genetic genealogy database.

Law enforcement reportedly tracked him closely as he drove cross-country from Washington to his parents’ home in Pennsylvania. 

The suspect was also reportedly a security guard several years ago at Pleasant Valley School District, near Allentown, Pa., before enrolling at the university.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the university at which the accused was a doctorate  student. He attended Washington State University.

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