Police have arrested Bryan Kohberger in relation to the Moscow Idaho murders that left four young people dead. According to police reports Bryan Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania and is being held until he can be extradited back to Idaho on a murder warrant. The Moscow Idaho murders left Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho. who were all fatally stabbed while they slept. Bryan Kohberger is a full time criminology graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
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A man has been taken into custody near the Pocono Mountains in connection with the homicide of four University of Idaho students.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, is the person of interest in custody in Monroe County, Pa., sources confirm to NBC10’s Deanna Durante and Brian Sheehan.
Further circumstances regarding the nature of the arrest and the suspect’s capture are not yet known. Kohberger appeared in front of a Monroe County judge around 8:30 a.m. Friday, sources tell NBC10.
The Nov. 13 killings of the four students — Madison Mogan, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin — left their community of Moscow, Idaho in shock and garnered attention nationwide.
Police say the four were stabbed to death in an off-campus house rented by the three female students in the middle of the night, some with wounds that suggest they fought back against their attacker. The investigation to this point has largely come up empty. Two roommates on the first floor who police say slept through the attack have already been ruled out as suspects.
A press conference is scheduled in Moscow, Idaho at 4 p.m. ET.