Pennsylvania authorities have arrested a suspect in the killing of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death in their beds more than a month ago, a police official said Friday.
Arrest documents filed in Monroe County Court said 28-year-old Bryan Christopher Kohberger was being held on a first-degree murder warrant for extradition to Idaho.
A police officer confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the officer was unable to publicly discuss details of the investigation ahead of an official announcement expected later Friday.
A Ph.D. The student of the same name is listed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, which is a short drive across state from the University of Idaho. Messages were left for officials at WSU asking for more information.
The Idaho students — Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin — were stabbed to death sometime in the early hours of November 13 in a tenement near campus. The killings initially puzzled law enforcement as investigators were unable to name a suspect or find a murder weapon for weeks.
However, the case was exposed after law enforcement asked the public for help locating a white sedan that had been seen near the home at the time of the killings. The Moscow Police Department made the request on Dec. 7 and had to route leads to a dedicated FBI call center the next day because of the crowds coming in.
The four murdered students were members of the university’s Greek system and close friends. They lived with two other roommates in the three-story apartment building.
Autopsies revealed that all four were probably asleep when they were attacked. Some had defensive wounds and each was stabbed multiple times. According to police, there were no signs of sexual assault.
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