January 5, 2023

USA: Law and Crime Network Goes Over Probable Cause Affidavit Released By Idaho Authorities Thursday Morning That Police Used To Arrest 28-Year-Old Bryan Kohberger. Shocking Evidence. 😢

UPDATE 1/8/23 at 5:45pm: I just want to point out this monster is a militant vegan. His family members said he made them buy brand new pots and pans because he would not eat from anything that had ever had meat cooked in them. People looking into this case are deducing this may be the reason the psycho deliberately chose not to kill Kaylee's dog. Because he held animals lives above human lives. Meanwhile, this psycho had no problems massacring 4 human beings. Stabbing them to death is very personal. Shooting someone is quick right? Shoot, they're dead, move on, and get out. But no. This psycho used a hunting knife to methodically stabbed 4 people to death back to back leaving a horrific bloody crime scene behind. Apparently, the affidavit states that the psycho had been stalking the victims months before he massacred them. How did he pick them? Was he jealous they were beautiful and had a healthy social life? I wonder if he found them on social media and started stalking them there. The victims constantly shared pictures and videos of their daily lives together having fun and looking beautiful.  I think that's where the stalking started... on social media. That's my hunch. (emphasis mine)
Law and Crime Network published January 5, 2023: Shocking Evidence Links Bryan Kohberger to Idaho Student Murders: Police. The probable cause affidavit police used to arrest 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger was released by Idaho authorities Thursday morning. The affidavit claims that various pieces of evidence link the Ph. D candidate to the Idaho student murders. The Law and Crime Network's Jesse Weber has the details.
Law and Crime Network published January 5, 2023: Bryan Kohberger's Movements on Night of Idaho Student Murders Detailed by Police.

The probable cause affidavit used to arrest Bryan Kohberger under suspicion of murdering four University of Idaho students details the Ph. D candidate's movements on the night of the brutal killings.
Law and Crime Network published January 5, 2023: Top 5 Revelations from Bryan Kohberger Affidavit in Idaho Student Murders Case.

Authorities released a probable cause affidavit detailing why they believe Bryan Kohberger is responsible for the murders of four University of Idaho college students. The Law&Crime Network's Jesse Weber and Angenette Levy break down the top five revelations learned from the criminal complaint about the night of the murders and the 28-year-old suspect with legendary homicide detective Fil Waters.

Law and Crime Network
written by Colin Kalmbacher
Thursday January 5, 2023

Released after long anticipation on Thursday, quadruple-murder suspect Bryan Kohberger‘s probable cause affidavit supporting his charges contains a chilling recollection of voices overheard on the night of the grisly slayings in Moscow, Idaho.

During the early morning hours of Nov. 13, 2022, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20 Kaylee Goncalves, and Madison Mogen, 20, were stabbed to death on the second and third floors of an off-campus house in the small and rural college town. Some, but not all, of them were killed as they slept, according to the Latah County Coroner.

“Whimper Followed by a Loud Thud”

Two roommates, Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen, whose rooms were on the first and second floors, survived.

Though more than one page is entirely redacted and referring to the survivors by their initials, the affidavit written by Moscow Police Department Corporal Brett Payne alleges that Mortensen not only overheard the sounds of the killing but saw the killer walk right past her.

“D.M. stated she originally went to sleep in her bedroom on the southeast side of the second floor. D.M. stated she was awoken at approximately 4:00 a.m. by what she stated sounded like Goncalves playing with her dog in one of the upstairs bedrooms, which were located on the third floor,” the affidavit reads.

The filing narrates:
A short time later, D.M. said she heard who she thought was Goncalves say something to the effect of “there’s someone here.” A review of records obtained from a forensic download of Kernodle’s phone showed this could also have been Kernodle as her cellular phone indicated she was likely awake and using the TikTok app at approximately 4:12 a.m.

D.M. stated she looked out of her bedroom but did not see anything when she heard the comment about someone being in the house. D,M. stated she opened her door a second time when she heard what she thought was crying coming from Kernodle’s room. D.M. then said she heard a male voice say something to the effect of “it’s ok, I’m going to help you.”

D.M. stated she opened her door for the third time after she heard the crying and saw a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person’s mouth and nose walking towards her. D.M. described the figure as 5’10” or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows. The male walked past D.M. as she stood in a “frozen shock phase.” The male walked towards the back sliding glass door.
After that, the affidavit says, Mortensen locked herself inside her bedroom.

The affidavit cites a contemporaneous recording allegedly obtained by a “security camera” from near the scene of the crime, which picks up what investigators term “distorted audio of what sounded like voices or a whimper followed by a loud thud” as well as a dog “barking numerous times” beginning at 4:17 a.m.

A law enforcement review of several videos taken adjacent to the residence that night, by various residential and business cameras, resulted in numerous sightings of the killer’s suspected vehicle beginning at 3:29 a.m. – when the white Hyundai Elantra entered the neighborhood and began a series of passes, stops, and turns – and ending around 4:20 a.m. – when the car left the neighborhood.

“A Single Source of Male DNA”

Twelve days after the murders, the MPD put out a call to area law enforcement to be on the lookout for white Hyundai Elantras.

Kohberger was allegedly first tied to the slaughter on Nov. 29, 2022, when Washington State University Police Officer Daniel Tiengo located a 2015 white Hyundai Elantra registered to the defendant.

Later that same day, WSU Officer Curtis Whitman located a white 2015 Hyundai Elantra in the parking lot of the defendant’s apartment complex. The officer ran the tags and they allegedly returned a match for Kohberger.

Payne writes that he went on to review the defendant’s “driver license information and photograph” which “shows that he has bushy eyebrows” and is six-feet tall.

“Kohberger’s physical description is consistent with the description of the male [Mortensen] saw inside the King Road Residence on November 13th,” the affidavit says.

The court document goes on to detail a lengthy review of AT&T phone records associated with Kohberger.

Ultimately, Payne alleges, between 2:47 a.m. and 4:48 a.m. that night, the defendant turned his phone off in an attempt “to conceal his location during the quadruple homicide that occurred at the King Road Residence.”

According to the affidavit, investigators also obtained a search warrant for Kohberger’s “historical” phone records in an effort to determine whether he “stalked any of the victims” before they were killed, “conducted surveillance” on the well-known off-campus housing, or otherwise “was in contact with any of the victims’ associates before or after” the murders.

Payne writes that the defendant’s phone allegedly used the same cellular phone tower that provided coverage to the victims’ house “on at least twelve occasions prior to November 13, 2022.”

A crime scene find, police allege, tied Kohberger to the slayings by way of genealogical DNA testing.

Immediately recovered from the residence was a tan leather Ka-Bar knife sheath, embossed with Marine Corps insignia, which was left at the the side of Mogen’s bed, police allege. According to the affidavit, the Idaho State Lab “located a single source of male DNA” that was “left on the button snap of the knife sheath.”

After allegedly tying Kohberger to the gruesome incident through his car and phone records, investigators searched his family’s trash in Pennsylvania and allegedly obtained his father’s DNA.

“On December 28, 2022, the Idaho State Lab reported that a DNA profile obtained from the trash and the DNA profile obtained from the sheath, identified a male as not being excluded as the biological father of [the suspect],” the affidavit says. “At least 99.9998% of the male population would be expected to be excluded from the possibility of being the suspect’s biological father.”

Read the affidavit here.

This is a developing story.


Inside Edition published December 14, 2022: White Car Seen Near Slain Idaho Students’ Home. A night manager at a gas station in Moscow, Idaho, discovered surveillance video that shows a white sedan driving by on the night four University of Idaho students were murdered. The time stamp states 3:45 a.m. which is in the same time frame the killings took place, according to police. The gas station is 1.2 miles from the crime scene. There are several other businesses nearby that also may have captured the car on security cameras. Those videos have since been handed over to the police.

LiveNOW from Fox published January 4, 2023: Idaho murders: New body cam video shows Bryan Kohberger pulled over in Indiana. Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger and his father mentioned a Washington State University shooting to an Indiana deputy during a traffic stop on their cross-country trip to Pennsylvania in mid-December, new bodycam footage reveals.
6abc News Philadelphia published January 3, 2023: Bodycam video shows Idaho college murders suspect Bryan Kohberger being pulled over in Indiana. Indiana State Police confirmed Bryan Kohberger, now charged with the murders of four Idaho college students, was pulled over twice as he drove to Pennsylvania. Indiana State Police said at about 10:50 a.m. on Dec. 15, a state trooper stopped a white Hyundai Elantra in Hancock County for following too closely.
Now I am just speculating here, but I think the father knew what his son did and was helping his son hide the white vehicle the police were searching for tying it to the Idaho college student massacre. Why would the father fly across the country to drive with his son back to his home in Pennsylvannia? I think to help his son hide the vehicle riddled with evidence. (emphasis mine)

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