The Idaho Murders


Allie Weaver, Student Journalist

On November 13th, 2022, 4 college students were killed at an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho. Bryan Kohberger is the main suspect; DNA was found on a knife on a victim’s bed that matched Kohberger’s DNA.

The night of their murder Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were at the Corner Club bar. They left the bar at around 1:30 am and got a ride back to their King Road home.

Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were at a party and returned to their home around 1:45 am.

“I know they did a search warrant on his apartment, but I’m not sure if they found anything, and there was a surviving person at the house, but they didn’t call the police for several hours afterward,” Manager of Engineering Services, Tristan Weaver, said when asked why he thought Kolberger murdered the victims.

Later that night Mogen, Gonclaves, Chapin, and Kernodle were murdered. A surviving roommate woke up to the sound of screaming and crying. She walked out of her room and saw a masked man walking past her. She stood frozen in shock, according to court documents. No phone calls were made until noon on Sunday.

On November 14th, the victims were identified, and on November 17th, how they were murdered was discovered. On December 30th, police arrested suspect Bryan Kohberger at his parent’s home in Pennsylvania.

“ I know that on November 13th a guy stabbed those people and that they were killed in their off-campus residence,” Chaffin Middle School student Devyn Turnage said when asked if she knew what happened.

Kolberg appeared in court first on January 12, 2023; he pleaded not guilty. He was held in Pennsylvania’s Monroe County Correctional Facility with no bail. He was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary.

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