Idaho student murders: A timeline of murders and arrests

Idaho student murders: A timeline of murders and arrests

Idaho student murders: A timeline of murders and arrests

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Four University of Idaho students are discovered stabbed to death on November 13, 2022. What led officials to arrest in this case? See key survey dates.

Idaho murder victims
Police responded to a report of an unconscious person they received at around 11.58am on Sunday November 13. There, members of the Moscow Police Department found four University of Idaho students dead on the second and third floors of the house. Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle were roommates who lived in the house while the fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, did not live there but dated Kernodle. Two other housemates lived in the house, but were not attacked and police said they believed they slept during the murders

Ted S. Warren/AP

November 13, 2022: Off-Campus Murders

Four University of Idaho students found dead in the off-campus house where three of the victims lived in Moscow, Idaho. They had been brutally stabbed to death. The victims are identified as 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.

Idaho student kills crime scene
The off-campus residence where the four students were found dead on November 13. Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves shared the residence with two other housemates, who were not injured.

AP pictures

November 15, 2022: The murder weapon

The Moscow Police Department releases a statement saying a “bladed weapon such as a knife” was used in the killings. No murder weapon was found.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry
On November 16, three days after the murders, Moscow police held their first press conference. Police Chief James Fry said the killing of the four University of Idaho students was a targeted attack.

Moscow Police Department YouTube

November 16, 2022: Police press conference

The Moscow Police Department holds a press conference about the murders. Police Chief James Fry said it was a targeted attack. “We have no suspects at this time and this individual is still out there.”

November 17, 2022: Cause of death

The Latah County Coroner’s Office reports the victims were likely asleep when they were stabbed with a large knife. Some even had defensive wounds.

November 18, 2022: Trace the last steps of the victims

Map of the locations of the Idaho victims on November 13, 2022

Moscow Police Department

Police are releasing an aerial map showing the times and locations where the victims were on the night of Nov. 12, 2022, and the early hours of Nov. 13, 2022. Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were at the Corner Club between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., then walked to a food truck at 1:40 a.m. Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle attended a Sigma Chi party between 8 and 9 p.m. and were home by 1:45 a.m.

November 19, 2022: The hunt for a suspect

Investigators say they don’t believe the driver who took two of the victims – Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen – home on the night of the murders was involved in the crime.

November 20, 2022: Other cleared

Detectives say they don’t believe surviving housemates or friends visiting the house at the time of the murders were involved.

Kaylee Gonvales
Investigators searched for “hundreds of pieces of information” about the possibility that Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker but were unable to “verify or identify” a potential person of interest, the police department said. Moscow in a press release.

Instagram/Kaylee Gonçalves

November 22, 2022: possible stalker?

Investigators have extensively reviewed information received about one of the victims, Kaylee Goncalves, having a stalker. They were unable to verify or identify a stalker.

November 25, 2022: Material evidence

To date, investigators have collected 113 pieces of physical evidence and sent them to the Idaho State Police crime lab. Idaho Governor Brad Little has allocated up to $1 million in funds for the ongoing investigation.

Nov. 30, 2022: Vigil for students

The University of Idaho holds vigil in honor of murdered students. “The most important message we have for you and your families is to spend as much time as possible with these people,” Stacy Chapin, the mother of victim Ethan Chapin, told those gathered.

December 7, 2022: A potential clue

The police announce that they are interested in speaking with the driver of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra spotted near the crime scene at the time of the murders.

Police have released new body camera video of Bryan Kohberger and his father who were arrested twice in Indiana during a December road trip in Pennsylvania. The video was taken more than two weeks before Kohberger was arrested at his family’s home.

Indiana State Police

December 15, 2022: traffic stoppage

A soldier body camera captures a white Hyundai Elantra stopped twice in Indiana for traffic violations. The driver is Bryan Kohberger, 28, accompanied by his father. They were returning from Washington State University for winter vacation at the family home in Pennsylvania.

December 18, 2022: release of images

Surveillance footage appears of victims Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen hours before the murders walking through downtown discussing a man named Adam.

December 20, 2022: Searching for the vehicle of interest

Investigators speak to the owner of a Hyundai Elantra located in Eugene, Oregon. The vehicle was involved in a collision and was impounded. The owner is believed to have no connection to Moscow, Idaho.

December 26-29, 2022: Reports of FBI involvement

It is reported that an FBI team has been watching Adam, the man two of the victims spoke to on the night they were murdered, for a few days.

APTOPIX Four Dead University of Idaho
On Friday, December 30, 2022, 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger was being held for extradition in connection with a criminal investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students.


December 30, 2022: An arrest

The police announce The arrest of Bryan Kohberger in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, for the murders of the University of Idaho students. He is charged with burglary and four counts of first degree murder. Kohberger had a Ph.D. a student at Washington State University, located about eight miles from the murder scene in Moscow, Idaho. Law enforcement says they were able to use forensic analysis to connect Kohberger to the crime scene.

Bryan Koberger
Bryan Kohberger, who is charged with killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

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January 3, 2022: Extradition hearing

At a hearing in Pennsylvania, Kohberger waive his extradition in Moscow, Idaho.

January 4, 2022: Suspect arrives in Idaho

Bruan Kohberger is brought to idaho. The judge issues a gag order, which prohibits officials and others involved in the case from talking about it.

January 5, 2022: Publication of court documents

Officials publish a affidavit in the case against Bryan Kohberger. Among the discoveries:

  • A witness claims she saw a figure “5’10 or taller, masculine, not very muscular” dressed in black clothes and a mask on the night of the murders. She said the cloaked figure walked to the sliding black glass door and locked herself in her room.
  • The DNA found on the snap of a leather knife sheath at the crime scene appears to be a strong match to DNA found in the trash can of the Kohberger family residence in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.
  • Investigators believe the homicides took place between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.
  • Kohberger applied for an internship with the Pullman Police Department and in his application essay, he said he had an interest in helping rural law enforcement agencies with a tip to better collect and analyze data. technologies.
  • Investigators have checked Kohberger’s phone for movement and it stops reporting a signal at 2:47 a.m. and appears to turn back on at 4:48 a.m. This means the phone may have been in an area with no cellular coverage or it was off.

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