Idaho Police Chief believes suspect Bryan Kohberger acted ALONE
The police chief investigating the Idaho killings believes suspect Bryan Kohberger acted ALONE – after the alleged killer asked police if they had arrested anyone else when he was arrested
- Chief James Fry said police believe they have the “person who committed these crimes” in custody
- Bryan Kohberger, 28, a criminology student, was arrested in PA on Friday for the murder of four University of Idaho students
- Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin were killed on November 13
The Moscow police chief said he believes the murder suspect acted alone, although the alleged killer asked police if they had arrested anyone else.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, a criminology student at Washington State University, was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles from where four university students were killed in their beds.
Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin were killed on November 13.
After his arrest, Kohberger asked police if they had arrested anyone else for the murder.
However, Moscow boss James Fry said he believes “we have the person who committed these crimes”.
However, Fry could not comment on whether Kohberger “targeted” the group of students who lived not far from him or whether the killings were “premeditated.”
The Moscow Police Department continues to encourage anyone to provide information as they are “still putting pieces together”.
“We’re still gathering information,” he told Fox News. “So we’ve still been asking people, you know, send us tips on the person, send us any information you have, because that’s all going to be part of that picture. Nevertheless, it will give us even more information.”
As of yesterday’s 4pm press conference, Fry said the department has received more than 400 leads on the case.
Fry was unable to divulge much about the case because Idaho state law bars officials from releasing information until the criminology student has first appeared in Idaho court.
However, he said it was “disappointing” to learn that the alleged killer was studying criminology as it “is not something we want in our profession”.
“We hold ourselves to a higher standard, we hold ourselves to an ethical standard,” he told Fox News. “But we can’t choose what people study.”
Kohberger has agreed to be extradited from Pennsylvania to Idaho. His lawyer said he was shocked by the arrest and planned to deny the killings.
‘Mr. Kohberger is eager to be cleared of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as soon as possible,” Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar told CNN.
He added that the suspect will agree to forego his extradition hearing, which was scheduled for Tuesday, in order to send it to Idaho.
Although initially placed on suicide watch after being held without bail, Kohberger is now off guard as he prepares to prove his innocence.
This is an evolving story, check back for updates.
Moscow boss James Fry said he believes “we have the person who committed these crimes”.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, a criminology student, was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania for the murder of four University of Idaho students
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