It had been nearly 7 weeks since the four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death, without a break in the case.
Finally, a huge development took place on Friday that will hopefully provide some closure for the families of the murdered students and relief for the local college community that has been concerned about the killer not being caught.
At 3 a.m. on Friday Bryan Christopher Kohberger was taken into custody by local police and the FBI in Scranton, Pennsylvania, according to a law enforcement source.
Reportedly Kohberger is a Ph.D. college student at Washington State University, within the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
According to the college website, Kohberger attended the college in Pullman – a 15-minute drive from the murder site.
He graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania in May 2022 with a master of arts in criminal justice.
As part of his, research Kohberger posted an appeal for help on social media with his research – which was looking at how ‘emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.’
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were stabbed to death in Moscow, Idaho, on November 13 – with Xana’s freshman boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, was also murdered.
A white Hyundai Elantra – the same make and model of car being sought after in connection to the killing was reportedly towed from outside Kohberger’s home.
Kohberger is being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation, based on an active arrest warrant for first-degree murder issued by the Moscow Police Department and Latah County Prosecutor’s Office.
#BREAKING: Idaho murders arrest mugshot released.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger pic.twitter.com/9wfx6rPqbx
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Fox News reported:
Authorities have a suspect in custody in the Nov. 13 murders of four University of Idaho students, a high-ranking law enforcement source told Fox News Digital.
A man in his mid-20s was taken into custody by local police and the FBI at 3 a.m. in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the law enforcement source said Friday.
The suspect is a college student but does not attend the University of Idaho, the source added.
He appeared in court this morning in connection to the slayings of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, who were stabbed to death in a rental home just yards from campus, according to the source.
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