New details reveal what murder suspect Bryan Kohberger was doing in Idaho the morning he was arrested
Bryan Kohberger was in the kitchen, wearing latex gloves and packing his personal trash in separate Ziploc bags the morning police raided his parents’ home in Pennsylvania and arrested him in connection with the murder of four University of Idaho students.
The new details about the 28-year-old’s behavior on Dec. 30 were revealed by Monroe County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso following the release of a search warrant last week containing a long list of items seized by the Pennsylvania police.
Police seized several knives, a pistol with ammunition, and a black mask from his parents’ home, and they took a shovel, several Zip Lock bags, hiking boots, and a wrench from the suspect’s white Hyundai Elantra.
Mancuso said the detail about Kohberger using gloves to separate trash may be why investigators only recovered DNA from his relatives, and not Kohberger, after they took trash out of the house to be tested.
Kohberger is charged with four counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. They were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home in Moscow on 13 November.
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Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger, 28, wore latex gloves and packed his personal trash in zip-lock bags at his parents’ home the morning of his arrest
University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves (second from left, bottom) and Madison Mogen (second from left, top), Ethan Chapin (center) and Xana Kernodle (second from right) were stabbed to death on November 13 in Moscow, Idaho
Police raided the Kohberger family’s Indian Mountain Lake Estates home in Albrightsville’s Chestnuthill Township just before 1:30 a.m. on December 30.
‘Mr. Kohberger was found awake in the kitchen, wearing shorts and a shirt and wearing medical latex gloves. BRCTV13.
Mancuso said Kohberger’s actions and behavior in those early morning hours could shed light on his mental state and play an important role in court.
“It could very well explain some of the other aspects of the Idaho case, some of the lengths a person would go to avoid having their DNA left behind if they knew or should have known that an investigation was underway.” ‘, he said. said.
Two other important items are his shoes and the cheek swab.
“I’d be excited about the shoes, the size of the shoes, comparison to any show impressions recovered at the scene, things like that,” he said.
But added that the cheek swab would play a crucial role.
“Something they could compare to the DNA of, I believe, the push button for the knife sheath,” he explained.
Monroe County First Aid Michael Mancuso provided new details about Kohberger’s behavior the morning he was arrested at his parents’ home in connection with the Idaho murders
Police raided the Kohberger family home in the Indian Mountain Lake Estates in Albrightsville’s Chestnuthill Township just before 1:30 a.m. on December 30
Police also seized a shovel from the accused killer’s white Hyundai Elantra, along with multiple Zip Lock bags, hiking boots and a wrench
The Monroe County District Attorney’s office shared the new details after a search warrant was released that revealed a full list of items seized by Pennsylvania police from his parents’ home, including multiple knives, a handgun with ammunition and a black mask.
Police also seized a shovel from the accused killer’s white Hyundai Elantra, along with multiple Zip Lock bags, hiking boots and a wrench. They also removed the car seats, a door panel, and the brake and accelerator pedals from the vehicle for testing.
Police tied him up in connection with the gruesome quadruple murder of four students after they tracked his white Hyundai to the scene. They also matched his DNA to a sample left on a knife sheath found at the scene. The murder weapon was not found in the home.
But the newly unsealed warrant reveals that police seized three knives from Kohberger’s parents’ property, including one in a different sheath.
Police also confiscated a “black mask,” which bears little resemblance to the black balaclava described by the surviving roommate who saw the killer leave the scene on Nov. 13.
Police seized 63 items from Kohberger’s family home, including multiple items of clothing, books, documents, bills and prescriptions.
Bryan Kohberger returns to court in June. He will be taken into custody in January
Police watched Kohberger for days before raiding the home in the early hours of December 30.
The former student of criminal psychology must appear in court again in June. He has yet to file a plea.
Kohberger is charged with stabbing Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin on Nov. 13 in a savage, unexplained quadruple homicide.
The off-campus house where the murders took place is soon to be demolished.
Police say they not only tracked his car at the scene, but they also matched a DNA sample to Kohberger’s.
Another search warrant unsealed earlier this week revealed that police also took a flashlight, medical gloves and Kohberger’s underwear.
THE FULL LIST OF EVIDENCE FROM BRYAN KOHBERGER’S HOUSE
- Book with underlining on page 118
- AT&T bill for Bryan C. Kohberger
- Glock 22 Gen S. 40 Caliber Serial #BMXVSQI
- Smith & Wesson pocket knife
- Folder with vehicle papers
- Acer laptop
- Green leaf substance in green container
- Green leaf substance in plastic bag
- White paper with password
- power cable
- Mobile phone
- Three Glock 40 caliber magazines (empty)
- Black face masks
- Black gloves
- 1 black hat 1 black mask
- Personal identification documents
- New Balance shoes
- Dark colored jacket
- Dark coats
- Dark color shirts
- Dark color pants
- Clear plastic glove
- Laptop with damage
- Sales Record Glock 22. Gen s 40 Caliber
- Item photographed but not taken
- Note in desk
- Book criminal psychology
- XL Columbia Navy fleece
- Signature of a man
- 10 (not legible) inside glove in box
- Various criminology books, notes, license, map
- Dark color hats
- Black gloves
- Paperwork from Washington State University
- Comment from Bryan from Montana
- Medical documents
- Court documents
- Note to Dad from Bryan
- Colored spiral notebook
- Dark colored clothing
- HP all-in-one computer
- Dark clothes in laundry basket
- Taylor cutlery knife with leather sheath
- Four mouth swabs
- 2 pairs of dark colored boots
- 1 pair of brown boots
FROM THE WHITE HYUNDAI ELANTRA:
- Cotton swabs
- Ziplock bag with pink zipper
- Plastic bag with green zipper
- 7 quarters
- 36 dimes
- 32 nickels
- 8 cents
- Auto insurance card
- Car registration
- Hiking boots
- Comfort Inn room key holder and lodging information
- Tire levers
- Floor mats
- Reflective vest
- Used water bottles
- Door panel
- Seats and seat cushions
- Seat belt
- Brake pedal
- Gas pedal
- Phone charger
- Band Aid
- Seat belt
OF A PREVIOUSLY UNSENTED SECURITY;
- A silver flashlight
- Four medical gloves
- White Arizona Jean Co. big t shirt
- Champion WSU large black sweatshirt
- Pair of black and white Nike shoes size 13
- Pair of black Under Armor socks
- Under Armor Black Big Shorts
- Under Armor black boxer shorts large
- One mouth swab