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A suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students has been arrested in eastern Pennsylvania, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Arrest papers filed by the Pennsylvania State Police in Monroe County Courthouse indicated that 28-year-old Bryan Christopher Kohberger was being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation based on an active warrant for murder in first degree issued by the Moscow Police Department and the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office.
A law enforcement official confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation could not be discussed publicly before a formal announcement is expected on Friday.
The students, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, were stabbed to death in a rental house near campus sometime in the early hours of November 13. The murders initially baffled law enforcement, and investigators were unable to name a suspect. or locate a murder weapon for weeks.
But the case was opened after police asked the public for help in finding a white sedan that was seen near the house at the time of the murders. The Moscow Police Department made the request on December 7 and the next day had to direct the complaints to a special FBI call center because they were so many.
Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho; Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; and Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington, were members of the Greek university system and close friends. Mogen, Goncalves and Kernodle lived in the three-story rental house with two other roommates. Kernodle and Chapin were dating and he was visiting the house that night.
Autopsies showed that all four were likely asleep when they were attacked. Some had defensive wounds and each was stabbed multiple times. There were no signs of sexual assault, police said.
The stabbing deaths rocked the small town of Moscow, Idaho, a farming community of about 25,000 people, including about 11,000 students, tucked away in the rolling hills of the Palouse region of northern Idaho.
The case also attracted detectives online who speculated on possible suspects and motives. In the early days of the investigation, police released relatively few details.
Fears of a repeat attack prompted nearly half of University of Idaho students to switch to online classes for the remainder of the semester, abandoning dorms and apartments in the normally bucolic city for the perceived safety of their places of worship. origin. Security concerns also prompted the university to hire an additional security company to escort students through campus and the Idaho State Police to send soldiers to help patrol the city streets.
Monroe County is located in eastern Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains. The county seat, Stroudsburg, is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.