Idaho murder: Suspect dumped trash in neighbors’ trash cans in the middle of the night, source says

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Federal investigators tracked down Idaho quadruple homicide suspect Brian Kochberger before he was arrested in Pennsylvania in the middle of the night and saw him throwing trash in neighbors’ trash cans, according to reports. From law enforcement to ABC News.

Kochberger, 28, was arrested on December 30 in his home state of Pennsylvania. Kohberger, Ph.D. At the time, the Washington State Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology student was visiting family in Pennsylvania during winter break.

Brian Kochberger is seen in a warrant photo after his arrest by Pennsylvania State Police on Dec. 30, 2022, in Monroe County.

Monroe County Correctional Facility via AP

The local FBI office was first notified of Kochberger’s presence in the area on Dec. 22, the source said. FBI agents had been watching his parents’ home in Albrightsville for four days before he was arrested, the source said.

Kochberger, who has since been extradited to Idaho, has been charged with first-degree murder and burglary in the slayings of four University of Idaho students.

Brian Kochberger is shown in this undated photo.

Washington State University

Between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on Nov. 13, roommates Hana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, as well as Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapen, were stabbed to death at the girls’ home. Two other roommates survived.

One of the survivors told police that night “he heard someone he thought was Goncalves saying, ‘There’s someone here,'” court documents state. But it could have been Kernodle on his phone, as records showed he was on TikTok around 4:12 a.m., the document said.

According to the documents, the woman at the home said she “looked from her room but saw nothing when she heard comments that someone was home.” “He opened the door a second time when he heard Kernodle crying from his room.”

The roommate “then said she heard a male voice saying, ‘It’s okay, I’ll help you,'” the document states.

According to the housemate, she opened the door again when she heard crying, and then she saw a man dressed in black and wearing a mask walking through the house. After her roommate saw her, she locked herself in her room, according to the documents.

Kohberger pleaded not guilty. His next status hearing is scheduled for January 12.

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