What We Know So Far About the Arrested Moscow, Idaho Murder Suspect


After seven weeks of investigation, Washington State University PhD student Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested on Friday in northeastern Pennsylvania. He is facing four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary charges in Idaho and Pennsylvania. Despite the arrest, authorities are still pursuing leads on the suspect.

The police in Moscow, Idaho, said a white Hyundai Elantra was found near the crime scene. Investigators say they have more than 19,000 tips. But they haven’t recovered the weapon used to kill the four students. They’re still working through about 5,000 phone tips and about 6K of digital media submissions.

According to federal law enforcement sources, Kohberger was under surveillance at the time of the murders. Police said he was under suspicion because his DNA matched DNA recovered at the crime scenes.

The accused, Kohberger, was studying at the university at the time of the murders, and the school took down the graduate student page on its website after the arrest. However, the suspect will have another initial court appearance in Idaho. Until then, the probable cause statement will remain sealed.

The university released a statement expressing sympathy to the families of the victims. It also thanked law enforcement for their efforts. A specialized team of state troopers moved into the home around 1 a.m.

Kohberger has been arrested and remanded in custody without bail. His next court appearance is set for Tuesday in Monroe County. During this hearing, a judge will decide whether to extradite him to Idaho.

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