Hair and other items seized from Moscow murder suspect’s Pullman residence

Pullman PD search warrant unsealed, several items seized


Steven M. Falk | Tribune Content AgencyCONT

Bryan Kohberger was arrested on Dec. 30 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.


The previously sealed search warrant for Moscow murder suspect Bryan Kohberger’s Pullman residence and WSU office is now available to the public, detailing over a dozen items seized, including hair samples. 

Kohberger is facing four felony charges of first-degree murder and another felony count of burglary in his alleged connection to the four deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin on Nov. 13, 2022. 

The Pullman Police Department searched Kohberger’s university apartment in Steptoe Village after serving a warrant on Dec. 30, 2022, during which investigators secured several items, including a black nitrite-type glove, Walmart and Marshall’s receipts with clothing tags, a computer tower, a “Fire TV” stick with the cord, multiple strands of hair, a dust container taken from a vacuum, one “dark red spot” a sample from a reddish/brown stain on an uncased pillow, and a mattress cover with multiple other stains, according to the search warrant. 

Before Kohberger’s Dec. 30, 2022arrest, he attended WSU as a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant while studying criminal justice. However, Pullman PD did not recover any evidence from the suspect’s on-campus office in Wilson-Short Hall, according to the search warrant. 

Other evidence seized against Kohberger includes a knife sheath that had DNA on it, which he allegedly left at the scene. A trash bag from the Kohberger Pennsylvania home contained a DNA match to Kohberger’s father, which investigators then compared to the sample found on the knife sheath from the crime scene, according to the probable cause affidavit

Authorities also accessed historical phone records that indicate the suspect’s phone traveled along the same route as the white Elantra seen leaving the area that night, according to the affidavit. 

Kohberger will return to Latah County Courthouse on June 26, when his preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place.