A suspect is in custody more than one month after four students were found stabbed to death in their off-campus residence, according to reports.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday in relation to the killings of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, in Moscow, Idaho, ABC News, the Associated Press, and Fox News reports.
Moscow authorities will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. local time today to release more information.
The suspect, Kohberger, is listed as a Ph.D. student at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, as stated by the college’s website. WSU is eight miles away from the victim’s residence and crime scene.
On Sunday, Nov. 13, authorities received a 911 call about an “unconscious person” at the residence where the students were found. When they arrived at the home near campus, they found the bodies of Chapin, Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves on the second and third floors of the home.
They were all students at the University of Idaho and close friends. Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves were roommates. Chapin did not live at the home he had slept over with his girlfriend Kernodle this night.
Roommates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were home asleep during the attack and were unharmed. The surviving roommates were ruled out as suspects early in the investigation.
Cathy Mabbutt, Latah County’s Coroner confirmed that the four victims were stabbed to death and officially ruled their deaths as homicides on Nov. 17. The murder weapon has not been found.