Search Records in Idaho Murders Unsealed

Dark clothing was seized after Bryan Kohberger's arrest in Pennsylvania
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2023 5:31 PM CST
Search Records in Idaho Murders Unsealed
This photo provided by the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania shows Bryan Kohberger.   (Pa.) Correctional Facility via AP)

Law enforcement officials seized dark clothing, medical gloves, a flashlight, and other items from a Pennsylvania home where they arrested a graduate student charged with stabbing four University of Idaho students to death, according to newly unsealed court documents. The records were made public Tuesday, two months after state police arrested Bryan Kohberger at his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania, the AP reports. Pennsylvania State Police swabbed Kohberger's DNA and seized a silver flashlight, four "medical-style gloves," a white Arizona Jean Co. T-shirt, a black Champion sweatshirt, a pair of black-and-white size 13 Nike shoes, black Under Armour socks, black Under Armour shorts, and black Under Armour boxers, according to an inventory of the items.

The significance of the items, if any, was not immediately clear. A roommate who lived in the home where the attack took place has told authorities she was awakened in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, opened her bedroom door and saw a masked figure clad in black clothing walking past her. Kohberger, a 28-year-old former doctoral student at Washington State University, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary in connection with the stabbing deaths in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger's preliminary hearing is scheduled for late June. He has yet to enter a plea. Additional warrants from Kohberger's arrest in Pennsylvania are due to be made public Wednesday.

The bodies of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin were found on Nov. 13, 2022, at a rental home across the street from the University of Idaho campus. The slayings shocked the rural Idaho community and neighboring Pullman, Washington, where Kohberger was a graduate student studying criminology at Washington State University. Investigators seized stained bedding, strands of what looked like hair and a single glove—but no weapon—when they searched Kohberger’s Washington state apartment, according to documents released in January.

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