An FBI surveillance team reportedly lost track of accused Idaho killer, Bryan Kohberger, as he made his way back to his home state following the murders of four University of Idaho students.
New York Post reports that the FBI had plans to keep constant eyes on Kohberger as he traveled with his father from Pullman, Washington, to Pennsylvania in December.
“For several alarming hours — or more,” the “chief suspect in a quadruple homicide that had shocked the nation had seemingly vanished,” author Howard Blum wrote, according to Air Mail.
“They had lost him even before” the surveillance plan got “underway,” Blum added.
Law enforcement ultimately arrested Kohberger at his family’s Pennsylvania home on December 30.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kohberger is facing murder and burglary charges in connection with the November 13 deaths of students Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves.
The victims were found stabbed to death in their off-campus rental on King Road, near the University of Idaho. Kohberger is currently the only named suspect in the slayings.
So far, the weapon used in the incident has not been found, but a previous affidavit stated police found a sheath at the crime scene with Kohberger’s DNA on it.
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Kohberger remains behind bars without bail. His next hearing is scheduled for June.
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Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)]