Bryan Kohberger Affidavit Released
New gruesome crime scene details and timeline revealed in 18 pages released today
Tuesday, an Idaho judge in the case of State of Idaho v. Bryan C. Kohberger issued a “nondissemination order”(AKA “sweeping” gag order) in the murder case of the four University students, meaning incoming information provided to media and the public from here on out will be limited.
While many questions about the murder remain unknown, particularly regarding the motive and reason behind the long delay in the 911 call (which we hear will likely not be made public) chilling details are revealed in the probable cause affidavit released today. I'm posting the affidavit in full below, so we can discuss these new revelations, which read like scenes straight out of a horror film, on a thread in the app later this afternoon.
Af·fi·da·vit — a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.
The affidavit, written by Brett Payne, a corporal with the Moscow Police Department, documents the following:
accounts from the surviving roommates on the night of the murders – including disturbances and a physical description of the suspect
DNA evidence discovered on a knife sheath discovered at the scene
video footage of the suspect’s vehicle, as well as cell phone data, in the hours before and after the murders
Idaho Murders Suspect Went Back to the Scene of the Crime, Police Say
Though a murder weapon has not yet been found, police found a tan leather knife sheath stamped with “Ka-Bar” and “USMC” that had one source of male DNA left on the snap of the knife sheath.
At one point, D.M. said thought she heard crying from Mogen’s room and a voice that said something that sounded like “it’s OK, I’m going to help you.” When D.M. opened her door a third time (around 4:17 am) she told police she saw a figure around 5’10” with “bushy eyebrows,” “clad in black clothing and a mask.” He walked toward her while she stood frozen and walked out of the sliding door past her at which point D.M. said she locked herself in her room.
Kernodle got a DoorDash order at the house at about 4 a.m.
Police believe the murders unfolded between 4 a.m. and 4:25 am., according to the court documents.
The police were called almost seven hours later.
Authorities also found a diamond-shaped pattern shoe print left at the crime scene — similar to a pair of Vans sneakers — which they say match a path D.M. said the suspect took.
Absolutely insane - all of it. And the fact he applied to be an intern with the cops a month or two before the murders?!?!?
But I’m most struck by the fact he walked directly toward the surviving roommate, only to walk past her. Did he notice she was there?? Why would he leave her unharmed, especially as a witness who could identify him. That said, the verbiage used doesn’t exactly state he made eye contact with her or was aware of her. Maybe she only opened the door slightly and was peeking out?
Such a sad story. May they RIP. May he get what's coming.