The arrest of Bryan Kohberger

On December 30, 2022, Bryan Kohberger (28) was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and one felony count of burglary in relation to the Moscow, Idaho murders.

Bryan was born November 21, 1994. He lived in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, area throughout most of his life.

Shortly after finishing Pleasant Valley High School in 2013, he attended Monroe Career and Technical Institute in Bartonsville but dropped out. Bryan then attended Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, where he earned an associate degree in psychology in 2018. After graduating from Northampton, he worked as a security guard for the Pleasant Valley School District. Bryan was a student at DeSales University, where he received a B.A. in 2020 and an M.A. in 2022 in Criminal Justice. He then relocated to Washington to pursue a PhD in the same field at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and had completed his first semester at Pullman nine days before his arrest.

The Pullman campus is about 10 miles (16 km) away from Moscow.

Bryan left the Moscow area around mid December. He drove with his father back to their home in Pennsylvania, allegedly to celebrate the holidays. On December 14, Bryan and his father were stopped TWICE in one day for traffic violations.

Bryan seems to have been on the radar of law enforcement in relation to this case since late November. Police took DNA that was found in the trash of his parents’ Pennsylvania home and that seems to have been the clincher for his arrest on December 30. DNA was left on a knife sheath at the Moscow crime scene, and this DNA was a match to Bryan.

You can read the entire probable cause affidavit for Bryan’s arrest here:

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