Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody by local police and the FBI at 3 a.m. in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the law enforcement source said Friday.
Kohberger was being held for extradition in Monroe County Court for first-degree murder issued by the Moscow Police Department and the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office in connection to the slayings of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21.
The suspect is a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, according to the college’s website. Pullman is a 15-minute drive from the rental home where the four students were stabbed to death.
This is current police and news media activity at Indian Mountain Lakes in Pennsylvania in connection to the arrest of Bryan Christopher Kohberger..
A reporter Brian Entin: I am told when Idaho quadruple homicide suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger was in custody — he “asked if anyone else was arrested.” I’m told he had a “quiet, blank stare.”
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Arrest paperwork filed by Pennsylvania State Police in Monroe County Court said Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder issued by the Moscow Police Department and Latah County Prosecutor’s Office.
Some outlets are reporting that Kohberger is a criminology student at the University of Washington..
There are reports that he was active on REDDIT asking former criminals to tell him what their mindset was before they committed a crime and how they felt afterwards..
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He graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania in May 2022 with a master of arts in criminal justice.
As part of his research Kohberger posted an appeal for help on social media with his research – which was looking at how ‘emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.’
According to NBC News, a white Hyundai Elantra was towed from the home where the suspect was arrested.