(PresidentialHill.com)- Last Friday, a suspect was arrested in connection to the murders of four University of Idaho students on November 13.
Brian Kohberger, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Washington State University, was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police early Friday morning at his parents’ home in Chestnuthill Township.
Captain Anthony Dahlinger of the Moscow, Idaho Police Department told the Associated Press that they believe “we’ve got our man.”
According to Dahlinger, investigators obtained DNA samples from Kohberger after he was arrested to compare to DNA collected at the murder scene.
Latah County, Idaho prosecutor Bill Thompson told reporters Friday that investigators believe Kohberger broke into the students’ home “with the intent to commit murder.”
The bodies of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin were discovered on November 13, several hours after investigators believe they were murdered.
According to Captain Dahlinger, many of the details about the investigation have been kept secret to avoid damaging the case.
Details on how Kohberger landed on the police’s radar will likely be revealed after he makes his first appearance in an Idaho courtroom. Idaho law prohibits police from releasing investigation records while the investigation is underway.
Kohlberger appeared in Monroe County, Pennsylvania court on Tuesday where he waived his extradition hearing so he can be quickly taken to Idaho.
Kohlberger’s attorney, chief public defender Jason LaBar, said his client is eager to be exonerated. He cautioned against passing judgment on the case until Kohlberger receives a fair trial.
Moscow police are trying to understand “every aspect” of the suspect, Captain Dahlinger said last Friday. After his arrest, investigators asked that anyone with information about Kohberger contact the tip line.
Within the first hour after the press conference, police received 400 calls, Dahlinger said. He said investigators are trying to build a “picture” of Kohlberger, “who he is, his history, how we got to this event,” and why it occurred.