EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Authorities in Monroe County placed Bryan Kohberger into custody Thursday in Chestnuthill Township in connection with the homicide investigation of four University of Idaho students in November.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, of Albrightsville, was taken into custody after a search warrant was done to a home on 119 Lamsden Drive, Albrightsville (Chestnuthill Township) in Indian Mountain Lake Development in connection to the November killings of four people in Moscow, Idaho.
On Thursday Pennsylvania State Police took Kohberger into custody without incident around 1:45 a.m. based on an active arrest warrant for first-degree murder issued by the Moscow Police in Idaho.
Kohberger was cited to have studied at Northampton Community College in 2018 where he was part of a fraternity that focused on psychology.
He was also cited to be a Ph.D. student at Washington State University studying in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. The Associated Press left messages seeking more information for officials at the university.
According to the Pleasant Valley School District documents, Bryan Kohberger worked for the school in 2021 as a part-time security officer, he is alleged to have graduated from Pleasant Valley High School.
Eyewitness News found that Bryan Kohberger got an infraction driving ticket in Idaho back in August. He paid for it and it was closed. That’s the only charge he has in the state.
The Idaho students — Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin — were stabbed to death at a rental home near campus sometime in the early morning hours of November 13.
Investigators say there were no signs of forced entry when they arrived at the home, finding a bloody and gruesome scene.
Kohberger is being held for extradition in the criminal homicide investigation. He was arraigned before on-call Magisterial District Judge Michael Muth and remanded to Monroe County Correctional Facility pending extradition to Idaho.
Authorities say if you have any information about Bryan Kohberger, or this case, to submit a tip via the methods listed below:
- Telephone: 208-883-7180
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Digital Media: fbi.gov/moscowidaho