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Idaho Murders: Suspect Arrested In Pennsylvania In Connection With Brutal Slayings Of 4 College Students

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Source: Monroe County Corrections Facility; UNSPLASH

Dec. 30 2022, Published 11:40 a.m. ET

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Authorities have arrested a 28-year-old man, Bryan Kohberger, in connection with the recent targeted slaughter of four college students in an Idaho apartment, authorities said in a criminal complaint.

The suspect was taken into custody in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, NBC News reported.

Moscow's deputy city supervisor, Tyler Palmer, said Kohberger's capture and arrest was a "tremendous sigh of relief for a community holding its breath for more than six weeks."

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Leading up to the arrest, police released few details about the case, but officials said the victims, Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were murdered with “an edged weapon such as a knife” between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.

Two other roommates at home at the time of the attack were not injured and were cleared as persons of interest early in the investigation.


The Moscow Police Department, FBI and other law enforcement agencies pored over around 20,000 tips and leads and conducted hundreds of interviews before announcing the arrest.

Detectives recently began searching for a 2011 to 2013 white Hyundai Elantra sedan that was believed to have been in the area around the time of the killings.

Police plan to release further details about the suspect and ongoing investigation at a Dec. 30 press conference.

Goncalves' loved ones told ABC News they are "happy, relieved and thankful" about Kohberger's arrest.


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