THE SUSPECT in the shocking Idaho killings was arrested in December 2022 while wearing gloves and separating garbage, new documents show.
New details about Bryan Kohberger’s strange behavior on the day of his arrest have emerged following the release of a search warrant.
The 28-year-old has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary following the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20.
The four students were found stabbed to death in a tenement near the campus in Moscow, Idaho, on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Police described finding the bodies to DailyMail.com as the “worst crime scene they have ever seen”.
A source close to the investigation said: “There was blood everywhere.
“We have investigators who have been there for 20 years, even 30 years, and they say they’ve never seen anything like it.”
Cell phone records show that Kohbereger has visited the crime scene twelve times since June 2022, most recently on the morning after the murders.
At the time of his arrest, Kohberger was under surveillance for some time until Pennsylvania police officers entered his family’s Albrightsville home at 3 a.m.
He was taken into custody on December 30 and authorities have revealed his strange behavior.
Monroe County First Assistant Michael Mancuso told BRCTV13 that he wears gloves and separates trash into individual bags.
He “was found awake in the kitchen area in shorts and a shirt and wearing latex medical gloves, apparently taking his personal trash and putting it in a separate zippered bag,” Mancuso said.
This is now believed to be the reason officers couldn’t find Kohberger’s DNA and only that of his family members after stealing trash from outside the home.
The garbage was sent to Idaho for analysis, which uncovered the DNA profile that most likely matched the father of the person whose DNA was found on the button clasp of a knife sheath found at the crime scene.
Those details were released in a probable cause affidavit that was unsealed in January.
Last week, authorities unsealed a search warrant that revealed the items that were taken from the suspect after his arrest.
They included medical gloves, a silver flashlight, a pair of size 13 Nike shoes and a range of clothing.
Police also took a swab of his DNA.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the unsealing of additional court documents revealed that a knife, a Smith & Wesson pocket knife and a Glock 22 pistol with three empty magazines were found at the family residence.
Other items confiscated from the home included a phone, a laptop, a black face mask, two containers of a “green leaf substance” and a book with “underlines on page 118.”
The black ski mask is believed to resemble that of the surviving roommate who saw the killer leave the scene.
Police also removed a door glass, seat cushions, headrests, a seat belt, visor, brake and accelerator pedals, hiking boots, a shovel and goggles from Kohberger’s car, as well as the family’s garage and shed.
Kohberger’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for late June and will be held without bail at Latah County Jail in Moscow.
The former criminal psychology student has yet to strike a plea deal.
Mr. Kohberger’s attorney, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar, told CNN in January, “Mr. Kohberger is committed to being cleared of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as quickly as possible.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7575809/odd-behavior-bryan-kohberger-exact-moment-arrested-revealed-idaho/ Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger’s strange behavior revealed at the precise moment of his arrest – and it could solve DNA mysteries