Instagram/Kaylee GonçalvesThe explanation of the Idaho murders was released.
Authorities released the statement detailing police and crime scene evidence in the quadruple homicide in November 2022.four students at the University of Idaho. The statement, written by Moscow Police Department Corporal Brett Payne, led to the arrest of a 28-year-old on December 30, 2022.Bryan Kobergerfor murder allegations.
You can read the testimonial in fullon here.
The affidavit was released by the Idaho state court system on January 5, 2023. She describes the scene of the crimemurdersof Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle, the four University of Idaho students who were stabbed to death at their off-campus rented property on November 13, 2022,according to previous police informationthrough a website set up by the authorities to provide information.
Kohberger, a graduate student in criminology at the University of Washington, is accused of being linked to the deaths. Authorities waited until Kohberger returned to Idaho soil before releasing the statement. Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania at his parents' home and extradited to face arraignment in Idaho.
In the affidavit, the authorities accuse Kohberger of having followed student dormitories several times before the murders. He says authorities believe a surviving roommate saw the killer and describes how authorities say Kohberger was caught in a web of cellphone and video evidence, and his father's DNA was matched to DNA found. Crime scene. . The statement describes the status of Idaho's allegations against Kohberger; Authorities must prove them beyond a doubt in court in order to obtain a conviction.
Here's what you need to know:
The statement details where the bodies were found at the crime scene.
Washington State UniversityBryan Koberger.
According to testimony, on November 13, 2022 at approximately 4:00 p.m. m., a Moscow police officer and sergeant, Brett Payne, came to the King Road residence to assist with crime scene security and process the crime scene.
An officer and Payne entered the home through the ground-floor door, the statement said. Payne walked down the hall to the western bedroom on the second floor, which was Kernodle's bedroom, the statement said. Just before this room, there was a bathroom door on the south wall of the hallway, the statement said.
According to the affidavit, as Payne approached the room, he could see a body lying on the floor, which was later identified as Kernodle's. She died of injuries "apparently caused by a knife," the affidavit said.
Also in the room was Ethan Chapin, who also passed away, the statement said. He was killed by "cuts," according to the affidavit.
On the third floor of the residence were two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedroom on the west side of the apartment was Kaylee Goncalves' bedroom, the statement said. When Moscow police initially responded, there was a dog in the room; It belonged to Gonçalves and her ex-boyfriend Jack Ducoeur, the affidavit said, adding that Ducouer told police he and Gonçalves shared the dog.
Mogen's room was also on the third floor, in the southwest corner.
When police entered, the officer “could see two women on the single bed in the room. Gonçalves and Mogen died with visible stab wounds," the statement said.
Authorities found male DNA on the button clasp of a knife sheath left at the scene, the affidavit said
InstagramBethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen with the four victims.
On the bed next to Mogen's right lay a beige leather blanket,according to witnesses. The scabbard had a "Ka-Bar," "USMC," and the eagle bullet and anchor insignia of the United States Marine Corps on the outside, the statement said.
Male DNA was left on the knife sheath snap,according to witnesses.
Police questioned the two surviving roommates, who were in the home when the killings took place, the affidavit said.
On the afternoon of November 12, 2022, Chapin and Kernodle were seen at Sigma Chi's home from 9:00 p.m. at 1:45 p.m. On November 13, 2022, when they returned to the King Road residence, where Chapin was a guest of Kernodle, the statement said.
Gonçalves and Mogen were at a local bar, the Corner Club, in Moscow, Idaho and were seen on video at the club between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. when they went to a local grocer called the "Grub Truck," according to the affidavit.
They were then driven home at 1:56 am. from a private party, he says.
Housemates told police the residents of the King Road residence were home at 2am. m. and sleep until 4 a.m. or at least be in their rooms. m. Except for Kernodle, who got a delivery from DoorDash at 4am. m., it says in the affidavit. .
According to the affidavit, Kernodle may have been on TikTok when the killer broke into the home
Xana Kernodle/InstagramXana Kernodle.
One of the surviving roommates said that she originally slept in her room on the southeast side of the second floor. He woke up at 4 a.m. m. so it looked like Gonçalves was playing with his dog in one of the upstairs bedrooms.says the statement.
She overheard someone she thought was Gonçalves say something like "there's someone here," she says, adding that it could have been Kernodle because she was probably up at 4:12 am and on TikTok.according to witnesses.
The surviving roommate, identified only by her initials on the statement, said she looked out of the room but saw nothing.according to witnesses.
He opened the door a second time when he heard what he thought was crying coming from Kernodle's room.Dice, and then I heard a male voice say something like, "Okay, I'll help you."
A surviving housemate says she found the killer, who was a figure "dressed in black," according to an affidavit
Dylan Mortensen and Bethany FunkeIt was the two roommates who were in the house when the attack took place.The statement appliesthem only by their initials and says that Mortensen saw the killer.
At 4:17 a.m., a nearby surveillance camera picked up distorted audio that "sounded like voices or a moan followed by a punch, the affidavit said, and a dog barking could also be heard on several occasions from 4:17 a.m. onwards." m., "says the statement.
One of the surviving housemates, Mortensen, told police she opened the door a third time after hearing crying and "saw a figure dressed in black covering the person's mouth and nose with a mask and walking towards the room. DM. described the figure as 5'10" or taller, male, not very muscular but of athletic build with bushy eyebrows".says the statement.
He walked past her when she was in the "frozen shock" phase and went to the rear sliding glass door, he says.
He locked himself in his room. She didn't say she recognized him.according to witnesses.
Authorities believe the killings took place between 4 a.m. and 5 p.m. m. and 4h25m.says the statement.
Authorities found a latent footprint at the scene, he adds. According to the affidavit, it featured a diamond-shaped pattern resembling a Vans-like shoe sole outside Mortensen's bedroom.
According to witnesses, the white Hyundai Elantra was followed by several videos
YouTube/DeSales UniversityBryan Koberger.
A white limousine was found during a review of the video footage. It had no faceplate, the statement said.
Multiple sightings of the vehicle were noted in video footage. He made three first passes through the King Road residence, he says.
He left the apartment at 4:20 a.m. at high speed, the affidavit said, adding that authorities identified the vehicle as a Hyundai Elantra. According to the affidavit, they targeted individuals who owned a white Hyundai Elantra from 2011 to 2016.
Police had access to video footage at the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Wash., he says, adding that WSU security cameras picked up a white sedan at 2:44 a.m. on 11/13
The vehicle was observed by five cameras at the Pullman Washington and cameras on the WSU campus at approximately 5:25 a.m. m., it says in the affidavit.
That's the campus where Kohberger was a graduate student, according to a now-deleted WSU website.
Kohberger applied to be an intern with the Pullman Police Department, a statement said
Mugshot/RedditMug shot of Bryan Christopher Kohberger and a poll posted on Reddit.
On November 29, 2022, Washington State University official Curtis Whitman searched for white Hyundai Elantras and found one in the parking lot of a Pullman apartment complex.says the statement.
Ele voltou para Kohberger,according to witnesses.
His physical description matched Mortensen's description,says the statement.
Authorities learned that Kohberger was pulled over during a traffic stop in Moscow, Idaho, on Aug. 21, 2022, he says. He was also pulled over for a traffic stop by WSU on October 14, 2022 while driving a white 2015 Hyundai Elantra with Pennsylvania plates.according to witnesses.
On December 13, 2022, Kohberger's vehicle was seized by a license plate reader in Loma, Colorado and again on December 15, 2022 by police in Hancock County, Indiana.says the statement.His vehicle landed in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania on Dec. 16, 2022, he says, adding that Kohberger was a graduate student in criminology at Washington State University and his prior training included degrees in psychology and cloud-based forensics.
He wrote an essay while applying for an internship with the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022, the statement said, adding that he has an interest in helping rural law enforcement better manage technology data collect and analyze public safety operations. He also published a Reddit poll asking for participation to contribute to "how to understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime," he says.
The affidavit accuses Kohberger of molesting students and says DNA from his father's trash led authorities to the arrest.
Police officers obtained a search warrant for Kohberger's cellphone records on December 23, 2022.according to witnesses.
At 2:47 a.m. On the day of the murders, records show the phone left Kohberger's house at 2:47 am. m., the affidavit said, adding that the phone stopped reporting to the network before being picked up again at 4:48 a.m. m. off Highway 95 south of Moscow Idaho.
Between 4:50 a.m. and 5:26 a.m., the phone traveled south to Genesee, Idaho, and then to Uniontown, Idaho before returning to Pullman, the statement said, adding that around 5: 30 o'clock arrived at the Kohberger residence.
Police believe Kohberger was likely the driver of the white Elantra seen in the video, the statement said.
Police obtained recordings of Kohberger's cellphone dated June 2022 and found the phone was in the King Drive residential area at least 12 times, mostly in the late afternoon and early morning, he says.
On November 13 at 12:36 p.m. M., Kohberger was seen at a Kate's Cup of Joe Coffee stand in Clarkston, Wash., he says, and at 12:46 p.m. he was seen in the area of an Albertson grocery store.
Agents in Pennsylvania recovered trash from the Kohberger family home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, and sent it to the Idaho State Laboratory for analysis, the affidavit said.
A DNA profile from the trash and a DNA profile from the cocoon at the crime scene "identified an otherwise unexcluded man as Kohberger's biological father," it said.
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