The terrible killings of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, her lifelong best friend Madison Mogen, 21, another roommate Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, in Idaho culminated in the arrest of a suspect last week.
Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, told ABC News that he felt “a little defeated” and disappointed by the lack of transparency from authorities in the early stages of the inquiry, stating that he was watching a football game when “my whole world got turned upside down.”
Bryan Kohberger, 28 years old, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday for the killings of four teenagers.
The 28-year-old was detained in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on Friday morning in connection with the killings. Kohberger is a graduate student at Washington State University, which is fewer than 10 miles from the University of Idaho, said Moscow Police Chief James Fry during a press conference held on Friday. According to Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson, Kohberger has been arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and burglary.
Goncalves promised to be there in court when Kohberger is extradited to Idaho to face murder accusations. “This guy’s gonna have to look me in my eyes multiples times, and I’m going to be looking for the truth. That’s really what I’m going to be looking for,” stated Steve Goncalves. “Now that there’s a person and a name that someone can specifically look for and see if there’s any connections in any way. So they’re just trying to figure it out,” the family’s attorney, Shanon Grey, told ABC News.
“This guy’s gonna have to look me in my eyes multiples times, and I’m going to be looking for the truth. That’s really what I’m going to be looking for,” stated Steve Goncalves. Goncalves stated that he will be there in court when the suspect is extradited to Idaho.
Regarding the link between Kohberger and the four murdered pupils, connections are now beginning to emerge.
According to ABC News, Steve Goncalves was beginning to find connections between Bryan Kohberger, 28, and his daughter. According to him, no one in the family knows or recognizes the suspect, but in the hours since they heard his identity, they have begun to discern parallels between him and Kaylee Goncalves that they are not yet prepared to disclose. Goncalves has not yet specified the nature of the relationships.
“Now that there’s a person and a name that someone can specifically look for and see if there’s any connections in any way. So they’re just trying to figure it out,” the family’s attorney, Shanon Grey, told ABC News.
More information is emerging regarding Kohberger’s behavior before to the killings.
According to pupils in his class, Kohberger returned to teaching at the University of Washington immediately after the murders and acted as if nothing had occurred. Later, he travelled 2,000 miles from Idaho to Pennsylvania to hide in the Poconos house of his parents.
In Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, where he was finally captured, law enforcement remained on his trail during his cross-country road journey. According to the source, when Kohberger was under observation in Pennsylvania, authorities observed him take precautions in public to avoid leaving further DNA or fingerprints behind. Even when entering a grocery shop, he donned gloves, according to a buddy of one of the cops assigned to accompany him there. During the weeks preceding up to the killings, he allegedly stalked the students. The unidentified insider stated, “He is not foolish and has been very careful.”
It is suspected that Kohberger stalked his victims before to the killings, as their mobile phone locations on many instances coincided. “I’m unsure whether they ever spoke, but his cell phone tracked their every step for weeks.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The anonymous source and those who live close to Kohberger in Pennsylvania are shocked, but there were signs all was not well. ‘I’ve been so invested in this case the last 6 weeks, and to find out how close he is to us – and that one of our friends found him and arrested him is just crazy, the source wrote’ CONTINUE READING…