Moscow police provided more information about the break in the case in a press conference this afternoon.
Police in Moscow, Idaho released new details this afternoon on the arrest of a suspect Friday morning in the quadruple murder of four University of Idaho students.
Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed 28-year-old Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania and will be extradited to Idaho on charges of murder.
Kohberger was charged with 4 counts of murder and one count of felony burglary, according to the Latah County prosecutor.
He said on Nov. 13, Kholberger stabbed victims Ethan Chapin, 20 Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21. Kholberger’s DNA allegedly matched material left at the scene.
If kohberger doesn’t voluntarily agree to be extradited to Idaho, the Idaho governor’s office will have to intervene to request extradition.
The Latah County prosecutor cautioned that the extradition process could take some time and asked the public to be patient as the legal process plays out.
The police chief refused to answer how long Bryan Kohberger was on law enforcement’s radar and how many tips came in specifically about kohberger.
A murder weapon still has not been located, however the police chief said they have located an Elantra when asked about the white Hyundai Elantra wanted by police.
It is unclear if the suspect knew the victims.
Fry thanked the media for helping:
I’m reminded how our Moscow communities, our families and the nation has been impacted by this daily. Finally, I do want to thank our media partners for the help. You kept this in the news, you helped us with tips, you kept things going and we truly appreciate that. You are the product of those 19,000 tips that we received, which is an impressive number.
Prosecutor Bill Thompson said the state will argue Kholberger is a graduate student at Washington State University in nearby Pullman, Washington. He had an initial court appearance in Pennsylvania Friday and is being held without bond.
“Once he gets here, he will have an initial appearance with our magistrate,” Thompson said. He cautioned reporters to follow the case in court.
“We are limited on what we’re allowed by the courts to say outside of the courtroom,” he said. “So please just work with us.”
Thompson urged the public to call the Moscow Police Department if they have any information about Kholberger.