Skagit County, WA- A suspect in the brutal homicide of four University of Idaho students has been arrested in Pennsylvania according to media reports coming in from around the world this morning.
On November 13th, 2022, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington, along with his girlfriend 20-year-old Xana Kernodle and two of her two roommates, 21-year-old Madison Mogen and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves were brutally stabbed to death in a home the girls rented near the University of Idaho College Campus. Two other roommates were home at the time of the killings but were unharmed.
According to NBC News, 28-year old Bryan Christopher Kohberger was taken into custody by police and F.B.I. agents around 3:00 a.m. this morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Two Senior law enforcement officers name Kohberger as the suspect taken into custody and court records later confirmed his identity. Police say a white Elantra was impounded and hauled away from the Pennsylvania home where the suspect was apprehended. Moscow Idaho police had previously sought information on the same type of vehicle, seen on surveillance cameras in the area of the murders.
The suspect appeared in front of a Monroe County Judge around 8:30 a.m. Kohberger is being held at the Monroe County Prison in Pennsylvania pending his extradition to Idaho, which a judge ordered earlier this morning, according to court records. Police said Kohberger is reportedly a PhD student at Washington State University, studying criminal justice and criminology. W.S.U. is nine miles West of the City of Moscow Idaho and the University of Idaho where the homicide victims attended school.
The Moscow, Idaho Police Department has said it received more than 13,000 tips related to the case, in addition to thousands of digital media submissions. They have set a press conference in conjunction with the University of Idaho for 1:00 p.m. local time today to update the community on the case.
The Moscow Idaho Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for Bryan Kohberger. Below is a copy of the Court Extradition Docket to transfer him back to Moscow, Idaho.