The parents of University of Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger were reportedly called to testify in Pennsylvania about Dana Smithers, a woman who was missing and whose body was recently found, according to authorities.
According to WBRE, Kohberger’s parents have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in the case of Smithers, 45, who went missing in May 2022 and whose remains were recovered earlier this month in a wooded area in Stroudsburg.
A source familiar with the situation said Maryann Kohberger, the Idaho suspect’s mother, has already testified, while his father, Michael Kohberger, is expected to testify on May 25, CNN reported.
An attorney for the Kohbergers reportedly unsuccessfully tried to have the subpoena for their testimony quashed, CNN reported.
Bryan Kohberger has a solid alibi and is likely not connected to Smither’s disappearance, a source close to the case told WBRE. However, the grand jury has not concluded their proceedings and the investigation is ongoing.
As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Kohberger was studying for a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University when police believe he broke into a home in Moscow, Idaho, and stabbed four students to death: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20.
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On May 22, Front Page Detectives reported that Kohberger declined to enter a plea, electing to “stand silent,” so the judge entered a not guilty plea for him.
The trial is set to begin on October 2 in Moscow, officials said.
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