Unsealed search warrants reveal new details about items found at Kohberger’s PA home

Officers searched Kohberger’s home and car; took cheek swab


Steven M. Falk | Tribune Content AgencyCONT

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

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen news editor

Documents released Thursday morning reveal what law enforcement seized from Bryan Kohberger’s Pennsylvania home and Hyundai Elantra following his arrest on Dec. 30, 2022. 

The court documents show that among the items taken from the home and car, there was a .40 caliber Glock 22 with three Glock 22 empty .40 caliber magazines, a knife and a pocket knife. 

Police also took a “green leafy substance” that was found in a green jar and a plastic bag, in addition to a cell phone and laptop, according to the documents. The substance has yet to be identified. 

Other items found include black gloves, a black hat and masks, a clear plastic glove, a criminal psychology book and several articles of dark clothing, according to the documents. 

A search warrant was also released earlier in the week on Tuesday revealing that law enforcement took some of Kohberger’s clothes and recieved DNA from a cheek swab analysis. 

Kohberger, a former WSU doctoral student studying criminology, was arrested in December 2022 as a suspect in the stabbings of four University of Idaho students.  

A preliminary hearing is set to begin June 26, Kohberger has not yet entered a plea.