An affidavit released on Thursday alleged that a surviving roommate saw University of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger in her home moments after he allegedly killed three of her roommates and the boyfriend of one of them.
According to to the affidavit, the surviving roommates said everyone in the home was asleep by 4 a.m. on November 13 except for victim Xana Kernodle, who had gotten a Doordash order and had used TikTok at 4:12 a.m. Documents stated that one of the roommates claimed they heard victim Kaylee Goncalves say something like “there’s someone here,” but phone records suggest it may have come from Kernodle’s TikTok app.
One of the surviving roommates said they later heard a male voice say something along the lines of, “‘It’s ok, I’m going to help you.” That roommate claimed they opened their door to spot a man in a mask walking toward her. She claimed she did not know the man, who she described as being athletically built with bushy eyebrows.
The suspect reportedly walked past the roommate and left the home through a sliding door. The roommate said she stood there in shock, but she eventually locked herself in her room.
Further, a surveillance camera mounted less than 50 feet from Kernodle’s bedroom wall picked up audio of an apparent whimper followed by a loud thud at 4:17 a.m. on the night of the murders.
The affidavit — released to the public following Kohberger’s extradition to Idaho — also alleged that he visited the area 12 times before the November 13 slayings.
According to the affidavit, Kohberger’s DNA was found on a knife sheath located next to Maddie Mogen’s body. Cops reportedly acquired his DNA on December 27 by taking trash from his family’s home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. The trash sample was reportedly a 99.98 percent match to the DNA located at the crime scene.
Kohberger and his father were reportedly pulled over twice in Indiana on December 15, amid a cross-country trip from Idaho to Pennsylvania, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Fox News reported that the FBI instructed Indiana police to make those stops, as they wanted footage of Kohberger’s hands.
Kohberger, a Ph.D. criminology student at Washington State University, was arrested in Pennsylvania on December 30.
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