A suspect in the deaths of 4 University of Idaho students is arrested in Pennsylvania
A flyer seeking information about the killings of four University of Idaho students
who were found dead is displayed Nov. 30 on a table along with buttons and bracelets during a vigil in memory of the victims in Moscow, Idaho.
A suspect in the killings of four University of Idaho students was arrested in eastern Pennsylvania, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Arrest paperwork filed in Monroe County Court said Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition to Idaho on a warrant for first degree murder.
A law enforcement official confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official could not publicly discuss details of the investigation ahead of a formal announcement expected later Friday.
A Ph.D. student by the same name is listed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, which is a short drive across the state line from the University of Idaho.
Messages seeking more information were left for officials at WSU.
The Idaho students — Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin — were stabbed to death at a rental home near campus sometime in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.
The slayings initially mystified law enforcement, with investigators unable to name a suspect or locate a murder weapon for weeks.
The case also enticed online sleuths who speculated about potential suspects and motives. In the early days of the investigation, police released relatively few details publicly.