Police to announce developments in the investigation into the killings of four University of Idaho students
A suspect was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania on an active arrest warrant for murder in the first degree in connection with the killings of four University of Idaho students last month, documents and sources say.
The man arrested is Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, according to the criminal complaint. He was taken into custody Friday in Monroe County, the document states.
According to the paperwork, the Pennsylvania State Police assisted with the investigation. The warrant was issued by Moscow police and the Latah County prosecutors office in Idaho.
Records show Kohberger was arraigned Friday morning in Pennsylvania and that he has a court hearing on extradition January 3.
The Moscow Police Department said it will hold a news conference about the fatal quadruple stabbing case Friday at 1 p.m. (4 p.m. ET).
The November 13 killings in an off-campus home riveted the nation and shocked the small college town of Moscow, its first murder in seven years. The case prompted fear and anxiety in the community and student body, and questions mounted about the pace of the police investigation.
The arrest comes a day after police said they have received about 20,000 tips through more than 9,025 emails, 4,575 phone calls, and 6,050 digital media submissions, while having conducted over 300 interviews.
The slain students — Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20 — were likely asleep when they were each stabbed multiple times in the early morning hours, authorities have said. Some of the victims had defensive wounds, a coroner has said.
Police have said they have been searching for a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra thought to have been near the home early on November 13.
The home where the killings occurred will be cleaned up but remain an active crime scene under police control, authorities said Thursday.
Moscow police say they have worked with a property management services company to remove “potential biohazards and other harmful substances used to collect evidence,” the update said. The home will be turned over to the property management company.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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