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Suspect arrested in connection with the quadruple murder of American students

The investigation into the quadruple murder of students at the University of Idaho had been dragging on since mid-November. A suspect was arrested on the other side of the country in Pennsylvania on Friday, US media reported. The authorities are to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. (10 p.m. Paris time).

Monroe County Jail released a photo of 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger and court documents show he is to be extradited to Idaho. Kohberger is a doctoral candidate in criminology and criminal law at the University of Washington, a school located a dozen miles from the University of Idaho. In mid-2022, a student of the same name had launched a call for contributions on Reddit for a research project aimed at “understanding how emotions and psychological traits influence their decisions when they commit a crime”.

White Hyundai

It is 11:58 a.m., Sunday, November 13, when the emergency services receive a call from students at 1122 King Road in Moscow, a town in the middle of the hills of this rural state in the American northwest. On the spot, the police discover four corpses: two on the first floor, two on the second. The bodies of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin – 20 and a couple – are stabbed with stab wounds. No trace of a sexual crime was found, but some of the victims had defense wounds.

The four University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen (top), and Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, killed on November 13, 2022. – Instagram

According to the first elements of the investigation, these uneventful students were killed in their sleep, without waking up their two other roommates in this three-storey white house with small windows. The time of the crime ? Between 2:52 a.m., the time of the last calls on Kaylee Goncalves’ phone, and the call for help at the end of the morning. Everyone had partied the night before, an ordinary student Saturday night.

Quickly, a hundred investigators from the local police, that of the State and the FBI are mobilized. They collect 113 seals, 4,000 photographs and more than 5,000 pieces of evidence. The investigation seems to be treading water until authorities release a photo of a white Hyundai Elantra. According to NBC News, a vehicle of the same type was found at the suspect’s home in Pennsylvania.

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