suspect arrested and charged with killing four college students in Idaho

A news that has kept the United States in suspense for a month and a half could have found its conclusion. A young man suspected of killing four students in a small university town in the western United States was arrested on Friday, December 30, and charged with “murder”informed the local authorities.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania, more than 4,000 kilometers from the small town of Moscow, Idaho, the Nov. 13 scene of this much-speculated crime.

A Washington State University graduate, the suspect owns a home in Pullman, a ten-minute drive from Moscow, local police chief James Fry said at a news conference. According to the university’s website, Bryan Kohberger is a doctoral student in criminology and criminal justice.

Photo by Bryan Kohberger provided by police in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, where the quadruple murder suspect was arrested on Dec. 30, 2022.

He was charged with “murder” and “trespass to commit a felony,” but the criminal record remains under seal pending his transfer to Idaho, said prosecutor Bill Thompson. For this reason, the two men refused to provide a possible motive and to explain how investigators had approached him.

A survey followed on social networks

James Fry said only that a car discovered at the scene and searched for several weeks had been located. According to American media, the police succeeded in making the connection between Bryan Kohberger and this vehicle and found traces of his DNA at the crime scene.

Seven weeks ago, four stabbed bodies were discovered in a residence in the small university town of Moscow. They were four students with no history: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen – both 21 years old – Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin – 20 years old each and in a relationship. They appeared to have been killed in their sleep without waking their two other roommates.

The investigation, which has been widely followed in the media and on social networks, has long appeared to be at a standstill, and the authorities have provided their information to the dropper. On Friday, the police chief acknowledged that it may have generated “frustration”. But give too many details “could have alerted the suspect to the progress”he added.

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