Police in Moscow, Idaho, arrested a man in connection to the Nov. 13 murders of four university students. The suspect has been identified as Bryan Kohberger, according to NBC Philadelphia.
Authorities said that the 28-year-old was taken into custody near the Pocono Mountains. Details about the nature of the arrest are not yet known. The four were killed in a rental home in Idaho.
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Police said Thursday the rental home would be cleared of “potential biohazards and other harmful substances” to collect evidence starting Friday morning.
Police initially said the deaths were an “isolated targeted attack.”
Who is Bryan Kohberger?
Bryan Kohberger was named a person of interest in the killings of the four students — Madison Mogan, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin. He appeared in front of a Monroe County judge Friday morning. According to court records seen by NBC 10, he is currently at the Monroe County Prison awaiting extradition.
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While police have not publicly released any details about Kohberger. According to the Associated Press, a Ph.D. student by the same name is listed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. This is a short drive across the state line from the University of Idaho.
The arrest warrant was issued by the police department in Moscow, Idaho, and Latah County Prosecutor’s Office. Police seized a white Hyundai Elantra at Kohberger’s home Friday.
The Moscow Police Department received more than 13,000 tips related to the case, in addition to thousands of digital media submissions.
According to NBC New York, a white Elantra was taken away from the Pennsylvania home where the suspect was apprehended Friday, two senior law enforcement officials said.