(SCRANTON, PA) — A graduate student and Criminology major at Washington State University has reportedly been arrested in connection to the murders of four University of Idaho students that occurred November 13, according to reports.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody by the FBI and local authorities in Scranton, Pennsylvania, almost six weeks after the slaughter that left Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin dead.
Authorities say Kohberger is being held for first-degree murder issued by the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office and the Moscow Police Department.
The four college students were murdered in their sleep between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m at their off campus home located in the town of Moscow.
Kohberger’s alleged Reddit account details the murderer was researching the mindset behind criminal acts in a chilling survey posted 212 days ago.
“My name is Bryan, and I am inviting you to participate in a research project that seeks to understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime,” the Reddit survey detailed.
“This study seeks to understand the story behind your most recent criminal offense, with an emphasis on your thoughts and feelings throughout your experience. In the event that your most recent offense was not one that led to conviction, you may still participate.”
Criminology student Bryan Kohberger at WSU arrested as suspect in Idaho murders. He posted this “research project” on several subreddits before the murders. pic.twitter.com/eEojiz8Mmo
— Jolina Okazaki (@JolinaOkazakiTV) December 30, 2022
WSU’s campus in Pullman, Washington is approximately a 15 minute drive to the rental home where the killings transpired.
Moscow police confirmed to DailyMail that they will be holding a press conference at 4pm EST. The suspect appeared in court Friday morning.
A motive for Kohberger is yet to be revealed, but it is suspected that his ‘criminology’ major played a significant part in the skillful preparedness of covering his tracks, eluding capture until now, possibly suggesting that the murders were ‘premeditated.’