Moscow, Idaho police announced the arrest of suspect Bryan Kohberger following the November 13 killings of four University of Idaho students.
Police took Kohberger into custody Friday morning in the Poconos, in northeastern Pennsylvania. The arrest in the fatal stabbing case was made by the FBI in northeastern Pennsylvania.
During a press conference on Friday, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said: “Kohberger is a graduate student at Washington State University and lives in Pullman, Washington.”
Chief Fry said the Idaho State Police worked in conjunction with the FBI and Pennsylvania State Police to make the arrest.
The chief also did not confirm a motive, saying the department is still looking for a weapon. But, he found a wanted Hyundai Elantra that they were trying to find. Chief Fry did not say where the vehicle was found.
When asked if the community is safe, Chief Fry says, “he thinks the community is safe.”
Authorities in Idaho received more than 19,000 tips before arresting a criminology student for stabbing 4 college students in Moscow housing
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was aspiring to complete a Ph.D. at Washington State University; As part of his master’s degree, he took classes with murder expert Katherine Ramsland, author of books such as “How to Catch a Killer” and “The Mind of a Murder.”
After receiving more than 19,000 tips from the public, criminal justice student Bryan Kohberger was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania for the murder of four college students in Idaho last November.
Following the arrest of the 28-year-old man by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in Albrightsville, it emerged that the suspect completed a degree in criminal justice this year at DeSales University in Center Valley.
One of his teachers was Dr. Katherine Ramsland, an expert on murder.
Among other courses, Ramsland offers the Psychology of Death Research class.
The Daily Mail report highlights that the educator has written several books on the subject, including: “How to Catch a Killer” (How to catch a murderer), “The Mind of a Murder” (The mind of a murderer ), and “The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation.”
Kohlberg, a resident of Pullman, Washington, was a doctoral student at Washington State University at the time of his arrest in the reported murders in Moscow, Idaho.
The suspect remains in custody in Pennsylvania without bail. This state is carrying out the procedures for his transfer to the demarcation where the attacks occurred, a process that could be extended.
At the moment, the authorities have not established the possible motive for the crime.
The academic is accused of stabbing to death: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin of the same age, in a rented house near the University of Idaho, in Moscow, in the early hours of the morning of November 13.
Former classmate describes him as “well-spoken” and “very intelligent”
A classmate of Kohberger’s described him as “well-spoken” and “very smart,” but at the same time disconnected from the rest.
“He was very level and somehow imposing,” the person described to the Daily Beast. “He wasn’t showing much emotion,” the source added.
He entered the house with the intention of committing the murders.
During the press conference to announce the arrest, Latah County Attorney Bill Thompson said investigators believe Kohberger entered the home with the intent to commit the murders.
Police responded to an alert call and found the bodies of the four youths in their beds.
The authorities in Moscow assigned more than 100 agents to the investigation of the case, including local, state and FBI police.
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