Unidentified source reveals ‘new details’ in Moscow homicides

Source revealed information to People magazine; gag order updated


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Audience pictured at Kohberger’s status hearing on January 12, 2023.


In an article with People magazine, an “anonymous investigative source” on the Moscow homicide case said that suspect Bryan Kohberger allegedly messaged one of the victims on Instagram. 

“He slid into one of the girls’ DMs several times but she didn’t respond,” the unidentified source told the magazine. “Basically, it was just him saying, ‘Hey, how are you?’ But he did it again and again.”

The official media source for Moscow PD declined to comment, citing the nondissemination order, otherwise known as a gag order, issued by the Latah County court. 

The Daily Evergreen was not able to verify the information attributed to the anonymous source in the People article. 

On Thursday, the magistrate judge amended the nondissemination order so that attorneys representing a witness, victim or family of a victim are prohibited from making written or oral statements concerning the Kohberger court case. 

Currently, the prosecuting and defense attorneys, law enforcement personnel, investigators and agents for the prosecuting or defense attorneys are also prohibited from making statements to the media and the press about this case.