Homicide suspect arrested with four counts of first-degree murder, felony burglary

Chief James Fry unable to give details regarding the evidence against Bryan Kohberger, says will be released at a later time


Moscow Police Department held a press conference Friday to discuss the arrest of suspect Bryan Kohberger in connection to the University of Idaho homicides.

Kohberger was arrested in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania Friday morning near his hometown of Albrightsville, according to ABC News

A criminal complaint was filed in Latah County Thursday charging Kohberger with not only four counts of first-degree murder but also felony burglary which involves entering a residence with the intent to commit murder, said Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson.

Kohberger resides in Pullman and is a graduate student at Washington State University, Thompson said. 

Kohberger is listed in WSU’s directory under the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. 

This morning, WSU PD assisted Idaho law enforcement in searching Kohberger’s apartment and office, both of which are located on campus, according to a statement posted by WSU on Instagram.

WSU PD has not yet released a statement on its involvement in the investigation. 

Fry said Kohberger is originally from Pennsylvania, but they are still investigating his connection to the state. 

Moscow, Idaho to Albrightsville, Pennsylvania is roughly 2,532 miles by car, pictured above. The screenshot was taken on Dec. 30, 2022, from Google Maps. 

“This was a very complex and extensive case,” Fry said. “We have developed a clear picture over time … but be assured the work is not done, it has just started.” 

Additionally, Moscow PD has found a white Hyundai Elantra but is still in search of the weapon used in the homicides, he said. 

Clean-up at the house on King Road, the house where the students were killed, that was scheduled to begin Friday has been halted per court orders, Fry said.

It is important to note that there is a lot of information that cannot be released to the public until Kohberger is physically back in Latah County and served with an arrest warrant. A primary source of accurate information regarding this case will be the court record, Thompson said.  

Fry said he believes the community is safe with a suspect in custody, but we need to continue to always be vigilant and aware. 

Moscow PD is still looking for any information regarding Kohberger that can help them understand this case and urge people to continue using the tip line, Fry said. 

“You all now know the name of the person who has been charged with these offenses. Please get that information out there. Please ask the public anyone who knows about this individual to come forward,” Thompson said.

Tips can be emailed to [email protected] or called in at (208) 883-7180.