Idaho murder suspect’s high school friend says he was a “heavy” heroin user as a teenager
A woman who claims she went to school with the Idaho murder suspect has expressed shock that she knew him and had even spoken to him directly for the past five years.
Casey Arntz visited her TikTok page on Friday night and appeared to have been rocked by the news. She visibly trembled as she posted pictures of the suspect and her many encounters with him.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday on a warrant for the first-degree murder of four Idaho students.
“My brother was really good friends with him,” Casey explained. ‘I’m shivering.’
A former classmate, Casey Arntz, of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger has shared information about his alleged past drug use
She shared how she last spoke to Kohberger five years ago when they met at a wedding when he showed up well after allegedly dabbling in drugs during high school.
“When I spoke to him in 2017, he was clean,” Casey said. ‘I think he was doing security at a school, but he seemed better. Obviously that wasn’t true.’
Casey posted photos from the event where the couple reunited, noting how she sat next to him during the celebration.
“At the same wedding he sat at the same table with me and my mother. I sat next to him and we talked.’
Later in the video, which has since been removed from TikTok, Casey explained how Kohberger happened to ask her to drive him through Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains to allegedly fetch drugs.
In a TikTok video, Casey claimed Kohberger was a “heavy” heroin user in high school but managed to get clean by the final talk in 2017, pictured above, right
Casey shared how she sat next to him with her mother at a wedding in 2017. Kohberger can be seen drinking at the top left of the picture
“He nonchalantly decided to meet me when I was driving through the Poconos to get heroin and I had no idea. I thought I was doing something good because he needed something [else].’
Casey’s brother Thomas described Kohberger as a “bully” who liked to take note of his friends’ “faults and insecurities” to distract from his own weight struggle.
“He used to do this to me all the time,” Thomas told The Daily Beast. ‘He would be after my intelligence. Basically, he would be implying that I’m kinda slow-witted and forgetful and lack the intelligence to be his friend.’
Thomas finally broke off the friendship after the ongoing bullying. He noted that his father, a maintenance worker, and his mother, a substitute teacher, were “genuinely kind people.”
Casey also recalled an incident where Kohberger asked her to drive him to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, ostensibly to get drugs
Casey revealed how her mother pulled out her yearbook, which features Kohberger
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested Friday and charged with the November 13 murder of four University of Idaho students
“He was mean, he was a bully. I never thought he would do something like that, but at the same time it doesn’t really surprise me,” Thomas added.
SWAT teams arrived in a sleepy Pennsylvania housing development in the early hours of Friday morning, where they arrested Kohberger, more than a month after four college students were murdered in their beds.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said investigators believe Kohberger broke into the students’ home “with intent to commit murder.”
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were stabbed to death last month along with Xana’s newbie boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, in Moscow, Idaho.
Idaho Police said the four University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep between 3 and 4 a.m. (Picture: victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin )
Police say DNA evidence links Kohberger to the scene. Kohberger was a graduate student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, which is a short drive across state from the University of Idaho.
Friday’s arrest marks the first major break in the case — Kohberger asks if “someone else was arrested” when he was arrested. An extradition hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
During a news conference on Friday, authorities confirmed that searches uncovered a white Hyundai Elantra – sources say it was being towed outside Kohberger’s home.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that his DNA was discovered at the scene – with officers managing to track down the owner of the car seen in the area of the killings.
However, according to public records, Kohberger has no previous arrests, so it’s unclear how officials got hold of his DNA.
He was taken into custody in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, a small town in the heart of the Poconos Mountains more than 2,000 miles from where the gruesome killings took place
The crime happened six weeks ago, 2,500 miles from where Kohberger was arrested
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