Smoking Gun Evidence Found in Alleged Murderer’s Home

Smoking Gun Evidence Found in Alleged Murderer’s Home
  • An ID belonging to someone who lived in the Moscow murder house was reportedly found at the suspect’s parents’ home.
  • Bryan Kohberger’s DNA was previously matched to an item at the scene of the crime.
  • Law enforcement says other evidence puts him at the murder scene as well.
  • The suspect has maintained his innocence. 

( – When Moscow, Idaho, police entered the three-story house on King Street on the afternoon of November 13, 2022, they had not responded to a murder in seven years. The small college town was as safe as a place could be in the US. Students from the University of Idaho and Washington State University, located in Pullman, Washington, about 15 minutes away, freely roamed the idyllic little town.

That all changed on that fall day, just a week or so before Thanksgiving. Four students were found brutally murdered in the King Street home. Another student was arrested for the killings. And evidence reveals the suspect may have taken a trophy from the crime scene.

Smoking Gun

According to reports, unsealed court records revealed police found an ID in suspect Bryan Kohberger’s parents’ home when they searched it. The identification card allegedly belonged to one of the women who lived in the King Street home where the murders took place. It was placed inside a glove and hidden in a box.

Police have not confirmed the existence of the ID nor who it belonged to. The victims were Xana Kernodle, 20; Kaylee Gonclaves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; and Xana’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20. The girls lived in the off-campus home with two other female roommates at the time of their murders. Chapin was just over the house for the night.

Speculation has swirled about a motive for the crime, but police have not been able to reveal one. Kohberger was a Ph.D. student at Washington State University and lived in student housing in Pullman. It’s not clear what connection he had with any of the victims.

The Case

Police arrested Kohberger in December after he traveled home to Pennsylvania for the holidays. The 28-year-old owned a car that matched the description of one that was spotted speeding away from the area of the crime on the night it took place. A probable cause affidavit also revealed police allegedly put the suspect in the area at the time of the crime by using cellphone tower data.

Investigators found a knife sheath on the bed next to one of the victims, and touch DNA on the item allegedly matched Kohberger.

The suspect has pleaded not guilty in the case. One of his attorneys previously stated that he believed he would be exonerated.

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