Bryan C. Kohberger was detained Friday as a “fugitive from a judicial warrant” in connection with the stabbing to death of four University of Idaho students in a home near the campus seven weeks ago.
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he attended Washington State University
Born in November 1994, Brian Christopher Coberger, now 28, was arrested at his home in Chestnut Hill Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Court records show that he hails from Albrightsville, a nearby settlement in an adjacent county.
Kohberger holds a Ph.D. A student studying criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, according to a page on the university’s website that was taken down late Friday.
The school campus is less than nine miles west of the King Road home where a student was stabbed to death on November 13th.
Police confirmed at a press conference Friday afternoon that Coberger lived in Pullman and was a graduate student at WSU.
Kohberger is listed in the WSU Fall Course Catalog as an Assistant Instructor for three Undergraduate Criminal Justice courses led by Professor John Snyder, Advisor and Global Director of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Club. The three courses ended on his December 9th, according to the online course catalog.
Reached by cell phone on Friday, Snyder declined to comment and directed reporters for Idaho politicians to college. WSU officials have not responded to multiple requests for information, including a request to confirm whether Coberger was employed by the university and lived in university housing.
I have emailed requests for information from the Chair of the Criminal Justice Division, the Director of Graduate Programs, the Advisor to the Graduate Student Association, and three PhDs in Koberger. Students listed as assistant instructors for undergraduate courses did not receive immediate responses.
No clear connection to the victim
Law enforcement agencies have not established a connection between Kohberger and the victims, Madison Mogen, 21, an elderly Coeur d’Alene, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum. Post Falls Junior Xana Kernodle, 20 years old. Freshman Ethan Chapin (20) from Mount Vernon, Washington.
Ethan’s mother, Stacey Chapin, told politicians in a message that her family was unaware of her son’s relationship with the suspect.
A former member of the U of I sorority, who lived in the King Road area, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, said Kohberger was not known to friends of some of the victims.
“Never seen or heard of him. No one I know knows him,” she said in a Facebook message to politicians on Friday.
Goncalves was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and Mogen and Kernodle were members of Pi Beta Phi.
he was from pennsylvania
Albrightsville is a community in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. Coberger was imprisoned just east of Monroe County, near the New Jersey border and about 75 miles west of New York City.
He recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania
After enrolling in 2020, Coberger will graduate from DeSales University in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in May 2022, with a master’s degree in criminal justice in May 2022, according to Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Carolyn Stieglman says.
“On Friday, December 30, Desales University learned that Brian Kohberger had been arrested in connection with the murder of four University of Idaho students,” Stiegleman said in an email to politicians. I was. “…as the Catholic Salesian Community, we are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims during this difficult time.”
he had no criminal record
A review of court records in Washington, Idaho, and Pennsylvania revealed that Koberger had no criminal record, except for not wearing a seatbelt in Rutter County, including Moscow, in August 2022. rice field.
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