- BBC News World
The US police arrested a man on Friday whom they consider a suspect in the murders, without apparent motive, of four university students in the state of Idaho.
Is about Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28who was arrested in the state of Pennsylvania, more than 4,000 kilometers from the crime scene.
The four University of Idaho students – three women and one man – were found dead on November 13 in the house they were renting near their university campus in the small town of Moscow, in the north of the state.
Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and Ethan Chapin they lay in their beds bloody with several stab wounds.
State police and FBI agents found and arrested Kohberger at his parents’ home in the Pennsylvania town of Albrightsville, official sources told CBS, the BBC’s American partner.
They indicated that he will be extradited to Idaho to face murder charges.
According to the records available on the net, it is a student of graduate in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University (WSU).
State authorities held a press conference on Friday to report on the arrest.
In it, the police commanders indicated that the details of the investigation are under summary secrecy and they will not be released at least until the suspect is extradited to Idaho.
“What I can tell you is that we have in custody an individual who committed these horrible crimes and I believe our community is safe,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry said.
A white car, the key track
The investigators assured that they have reviewed more than 16,500 clues provided by citizens, as well as 113 physical evidence taken from the crime scene.
They have also examined some 4,000 photographs and conducted more than 250 interviews.
Earlier this month, more leads began to arrive and authorities urged citizen collaboration to locate a white Hyundai Elantra that was seen near the home on the day of the murders.
According to NBC, in Kohberger’s arrest police recovered a vehicle matching the description.
A shocked city
A memorial service for Goncalves and Mogen was also held this Friday at a church in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
The forensic examination concluded that the four youths probably they were killed in their sleep.
The authorities separated from the case his roommates and the students who discovered the bodies.
Last week, the Moscow police chief reported that hoaxes were being spread about the research on social networks and that this was interfering negatively with the work of the researchers.
The university’s campus in Pullman, Washington, is just a 10-mile drive from Moscow.
Moscow’s population is about 25,000 people, including 11,000 university students.
The town is in a rural mountainous region known as the Palouse.
Since the attacks, nearly half of the students have switched to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, as Idaho State Police deploy surveillance patrols on campus.
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