Idaho quadruple murder suspect Brian Kohberger had pictures of one of the victims on his phone.
Brian Kohberger, 28, accused of fatally stabbing Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernadle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho, on Nov. 13.
According to PEOPLE, Kohberger had “more than one picture” of one of the female victims on his phone.
Two weeks before the murder, Kohberger reportedly messaged one of the female victims on Instagram.
According to the investigator, Kohberger repeatedly messaged one of the victims on Instagram — and his messages went unanswered.
“He slid into one of the girls’ DMs several times, but she didn’t respond,” an investigator told PEOPLE. “Basically, it was just him saying, ‘Hey, how are you?’ But he did it again and again.
People have reported:
The man accused of killing four University of Idaho students last November allegedly had pictures of a female victim on his phone, a source familiar with the investigation tells PEOPLE.
Brian Kohberger’s phone was collected after his arrest. According to sources, authorities found images of the victim on the device. The source did not specify if they were photos taken by her or downloaded from her social media.
“He had more than one picture of her,” says the source. “It’s obvious he’s paying attention to her.”
According to court documents, Kohberger’s DNA was found on a brown leather knife sheath left on Maddie Mogen’s bed on the 3rd floor of the King Road residence.
“The membrane was then processed and ‘Ka-bar’ ‘USMC’ and the United States Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor insignia were stamped on its exterior,” Idaho police officer Brett Payne wrote in a 19-page affidavit. “An Idaho State lab later found a single source of male DNA (suspicious profile) left on the button snap of a knife sheath.”
Police executed a search warrant at the Kohbergers’ Pullman, WA apartment, about 10 miles from the crime scene.
Kohberger’s WA Apartment
The search warrant was sealed last month.
Police found a nitrite-type glove, 13 possible hair strands (one possible animal hair strand), 1 dark red spot (possible blood), 2 cut red/brown stains (possible blood) among other evidence.
No weapons were found.
“The King Road residence contained significant amounts of blood from the victims, including spotter and castoff (a pattern of bloodstains in which droplets of blood are released due to the movement of an object) which, based on my training, appears to have been transferred to Kohberger’s person, clothing, or shoes,” according to Law & Crime. The document states, “Based on the locations of the suspect vehicle and [Kohberger’s] Immediately after the murders, the phone said, Kohberger may have gone to his residence at 1630 NE Valley Road. At that time, he still had blood or other trace evidence on his person/clothes/shoes. Some trace evidence was transferred to areas in his apartment through worm contact of objects during the attack.
Click here to read and analyze the affidavit of probable cause.
Click here to read the unsealed search warrant at Brian Kohberger’s Pullman, Washington apartment.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 26 at 9 a.m.