Update on Idaho murders: Zana Kernodle may have been awake when she was killed, court records show


MOSCOW, Idaho — More details have been released about the gruesome killings in Idaho.

Police believe Brian Kochberger stabbed the students to death between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2022.

While previous reports said the victims may have been asleep, new court records show at least one victim — Hana Kernodle — was awake during the 25-minute window. The records show that he received a DoorDash delivery at 4 a.m. and minutes later he was on TikTok.

One of the surviving roommates heard a scream in Hana’s room and saw a masked man before she opened the door, so she saw his bushy eyebrows before she walked past him and out the door. sliding glass door.

Until this statement was released, police had not revealed whether one of the two surviving roommates was actually awake and witnessed the intruder.

“Releasing this information can do two things: put it at risk and further complicate your ability to identify it,” said ABC News contributor and former FBI agent Brad Garrett. “He might start getting rid of things, that’s an argument you can understand in a moment.”

Police said Kochberger, who attended graduate school last fall to major in criminology, applied for an internship with the local police in Pullman, Washington.

Around that time, investigators said cell phone data showed he made at least a dozen overnight trips near the victims’ homes.

“I think over the course of a couple of weeks, including the night it happened, he went in and drove past this house three or four times before he got into the house,” Garrett said.

Caylee Goncalves’ father wants to know why the killer went after these students.

“There’s still a lot to put together, we’re not done yet. And we can make it stronger. So I guess it was a restaurant or cafe or something. Get this predator on their way,” said Steve Goncalves, Caylee’s father.

Sliding glass doors – authorities believed the suspect had left the home. They also said they were able to use cell phone data to locate Kochberger near the home, nearly three hours after the first call to 911 at about 9:20 a.m., five hours after the murder. passed.

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