According to sources this week, Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the University of Idaho murders, may have kept a driver’s license from one of the four people killed in the shocking stabbings in November.
Six weeks after Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin were killed in their off-campus Moscow home, Kohberger, 28, was found in custody in Pennsylvania on December 30.
According to NewsNation, a search warrant that was not sealed claimed police discovered unspecified IDs in the doctoral student’s car’s glove box in addition to DNA evidence linking Kohberger to the horrific scene.
“It’s a major event. The possible find, which cannot be confirmed because of a gag order on the case, was described as a “smoking license” by retired FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer to the network’s Chris Cuomo.
The situation is analogous to the smoking knife sheath that was discovered next to [Mogen’s body] and had his DNA on the clasp. Why would he possess an ID connected to a resident of that house?
Coffindaffer appeared on the network alongside trial attorney Mark Geragos, who surmised that the ID find, if true, would be “bad” for Kohberger.
Soon after it was reported that police were looking into whether the Pennsylvania native spoke to one of the victims before the murders, the rumor that Kohberger may have kept someone’s identification from the Moscow house surfaced.
Then why do people stalk if that’s the case? In order to exact their retribution, they stalk because they feel persecuted, according to Coffindaffer, who spoke to Cuomo.
Pete Yachmetz, a former FBI investigator, previously told The Post that Kohberger might have struggled with a “incel complex,” which Coffindaffer’s comments echoed.
The accused killer’s “long history of interpersonal problems,” according to Yachmetz, “indicates… an uncontrollable rage and extreme anger,” she added.
Kohberger was a criminal justice doctoral student at Washington State University in Pullman at the time of the killings; Pullman is only 15 miles from Moscow.
Search warrants unsealed last month also revealed the trove of disturbing items — including a gun, several knives and a black face mask — that investigators took from Kohberger’s parents’ home following his dramatic arrest.
Kohberger, who has not yet entered a plea to four counts of murder and one of felony burglary, is in custody in Latah County, Idaho. He is due back in court on June 26.