quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrives in Idaho court
Was Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra caught on security video near the crime scene hours after the quadruple homicide?
Bryan Kohberger, 28, is accused of fatally stabbing 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 20-year-old Xana Kernodle of Avondale, Arizona; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves of Rathdrum, Idaho on November 13.
A motive for the murders is still not known.
murder victims from left: Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle
The details connecting Bryan Kohberger to the quadruple murder in the 19-page affidavit are shocking.
Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra was a key piece of evidence connecting him to the murders and the crime scene.
Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra was caught on surveillance video near the victims’ home beginning at 3:29 am and 4:20 am on the night of the murders.
The killer murdered the victims around 4:17 am based on a nearby surveillance camera picking up a dog barking (Kaylee Goncalves’ dog) at 4:17 am at the same time the surviving roommates heard someone crying.
According to the affidavit, Kohberger’s phone indicated he was near the crime scene between 9:12 and 9:21 mere hours after he allegedly committed the murders.
Kohberger’s white Elantra may have been caught on video driving by the King Road residence hours after the quadruple homicide.
Other key details in the probable cause affidavit:
Dylan Mortensen (a female), one of the surviving roommates, came face-to-face with the killer and described him to law enforcement.
Mortensen said she saw a masked man dressed in black clothing walking toward her near her bedroom door.
“D.M. [Dylan Mortensen] described the figure as 5’10 or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows,” the affidavit said. “The male walked past D.M. as she stood in a ‘frozen shock phase.”
According to the court documents, Kohberger’s DNA was also found on a tan leather knife sheath left behind on Maddie Mogen’s bed on the 3rd floor at the King Road Residence.
“The sheath was later processed and had ‘Ka-Bar’ ‘USMC’ and the United States Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor insignia stamped on the outside of it,” Idaho police officer Brett Payne wrote in the 19-page affidavit. “The Idaho state lab later located a single source of male DNA (suspect Profile) left on the button snap of the knife sheath.”
The judge last Thursday ordered Kohberger to remain behind bars as he awaits his status hearing scheduled for January 12 at 10 AM.