Latest updates on Univeristy of Idaho Student slayings

Back in November, four University of Idaho students were found dead at an off-campus residence.

Last week the exhaustive search ended with the arrest of Bryan Kohberger who is now the primary suspect. The 28-year-old Pennsylvanian is charged with four counts of murder and is being held without bond.

Kohberger allegedly killed the victims as they slept between 3:30 and 4:30 am on Nov. 13.

The victims :

The victims were identified as Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Three of the victims were roommates and one was spending the night. There were two other people on the bottom floor of the house but their lives were spared although allegedly one of them saw a masked man dressed in black in the home that night.


One of the reasons authorities were able to zero in on Kohberger is because phone records show his phone was used near the victims’ at least 12 times between June 2022 and now. Most of the times at odd hours of the morning or night.

DNA evidence was taken from a leather knife sheath left behind on one of the victims’ beds. They were able to match that DNA with trash taken from the Kohberger family home.

Next steps:

The suspect has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 12.

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