The man accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November is on a flight back to the state to face murder charges, a source familiar with the case said Wednesday.
Suspect Brian Kohberger was turned over to Pennsylvania State Police officials from the Monroe County Correctional Facility, prison superintendent Gary Heidle told CNN Wednesday. As per its policy, state police do not comment on inmate transports.
Kohberger was there He was arrested on Friday In Pennsylvania, nearly seven weeks later Kayleigh Goncalves, 21; Madison Mohan, 21; Chana Kernodil, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found brutally stabbed Nov. 13 in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho.
Authorities have not yet released key details, such as whether the suspect knew the victims and what his motive was.
Investigators zeroed in on Kohberger as a suspect after finding ownership of a white Hyundai Elantra found in the area of the murders, according to two law enforcement sources.
Also, his DNA was matched with genetic material recovered from the house where the students were killed, the sources said.
The suspect recently completed his first semester as a PhD student in the criminal justice program at the Washington State University campus in Pullman, a 15-minute drive west of Moscow.
She went home to Pennsylvania for the holidays with her father, Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason Lauper said. Father and son came on 17th December.
White Hyundai Elantra Officers were searching A discovery was made at Kohberger’s parents’ home in connection with the murders, Labar said.
An FBI surveillance team monitored Kohberger for four days before his arrest while law enforcement officials worked with prosecutors to develop enough probable cause to obtain a warrant, two law enforcement sources said.
A probable cause affidavit containing information justifying the suspect’s arrest remains sealed until he is arraigned in an Idaho court.
A court order bars comment beyond public records.