Court Documents Show DNA Evidence a Factor in Kohberger Arrest | Idaho

MOSCOW – Documents have been released outlining probable cause in the case of Bryan Kohberger, suspected of killing four University of Idaho students on November 13.

The combination of roomate statements to law enforcent, reviews of forensic phone downloads, and video leads investigators to believe the homicides occurred between 4:00 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on November 13.

The documents say that Kohberger’s Hyundai was seen on video in the area of the residence where the murders took place on the morning of Novermber 13. “A review of footage from multiple videos obtained from the King Road Neighborhood showed multiple sightings of Suspect Vehicle I starting at 3:29 a.m. and ending at 4:20 a.m.  These sightings show Suspect Vehicle I makes an initial three passes by the 1122 King Road residence and then leave via Walenta Drive,” says the affidavit.  “Suspect Vehicle 1 can be seen entering the area a fourth time a approximately 4:04 a.m. It can be seen driving eastbound on King Road, stopping and turning around in front of 500 Queen Road #52 and then driving back westbound on King Road. When Suspect Vehicle I is in front of the King Road Residence, it appeared to unsuccessfully attempt to park or tum around in the road. The vehicle then continued to the intersection of Queen Road and King Road where it can be seen completing a three-point tum and then driving eastbound again down Queen Road. Suspect Vehicle I is next seen departing the area oftle King Road Residence at approximately 4:20 a.m. at a high rate of speed.”

The affidavit says detectives located a tan leather knife sheath laying on the bed next to one of the murder victims, at the residence.  The Idaho state lab later located a single source of male DNA left on the button snap of the knife sheath.

On December 27, 2022, Pennsylvania agents recovered the trash from the Kohberger family residence located in Albrightsville, PA. That evidence was sent to the Idaho State Lab for testing. On December 28, 2022, the Idaho State Lab reported that a DNA profile obtained from the trash and the DNA profile obtained from the sheath, identified a male as not being excluded as the bioiogical father of Bryan Kohberger.  At least 99.9998% of the male population would be expected to be excluded from the possibility of being the suspect’s biological father, says the affidavit.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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