A 2013 yearbook photo shows Bryan Kohberger 9 years before his arrest

A 2013 yearbook photo shows Bryan Kohberger 9 years before his arrest

A 2013 yearbook photo shows Bryan Kohberger 9 years before his arrest

  • Bryan Kohberger is wearing a suit and tie in his high school yearbook photo.
  • The 28-year-old accused killer graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2013.
  • He is now charged with four counts of murder.

Bryan Kohberger, the 28-year-old criminology graduate student accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November, grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

The 2013 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School posed for his senior yearbook photo in a black suit and tie, more than nine years before police arrested him at his parents’ nearby home for committing a grizzly bear quadruple homicide in over 2,500 miles away. .

In the photo, he sported the same piercing gaze that was featured in media coverage the day of his arrest.

In the Poconos, Kohberger is remembered as quiet for most of his youth.

But a year after losing weight, some locals saw a change in him – with a childhood friend telling the Daily Beast and other outlets he had become more “aggressive”.

Sezen Kowal, a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School with Kohberger, told Insider she doesn’t remember that side of him.

“He was more overweight and a lot of kids kind of bullied him, unfortunately,” she said, recalling the murder suspect being silent. “It’s high school, I guess it was pretty common in those days.”

Kohberger worked as a security guard at Pleasant Valley High School after graduating. He went to DeSales University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2020 and completed graduate school in June 2022.

At that time, Kohnberge left the state.

“It’s a small town. It’s in the Poconos. Everybody knows everybody,” Kowal, who now lives in North Carolina, told Insider. “We had a big class – 500 kids. If you don’t get out, you’re stuck there forever.”

In August, Kohberger moved into off-campus housing for graduate students at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

Doctorate in Criminology. student told his new neighbors he liked living in eastern Washington. He had a job as a teaching assistant on campus.

Prosecutors say, however, that on Nov. 13, Kohberger left his apartment in the early hours of the morning to drive to the homes of Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, 20. He is accused of stabbing each of them multiple times before fleeing the area.

In the days that followed, he went to a doctor’s appointment, continued his work as a teaching assistant and warmly greeted his neighbors, Insider previously reported.

On December 30, after a manhunt that lasted more than a month, law enforcement raided Kohberger’s parents’ home in Albrightsville and took him into custody. He was extradited to Idaho, where he is awaiting trial and is being held without bond.

Kohberger is scheduled to appear Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

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