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Just days after he allegedly murdered four college students, accused Idaho killer Bryan Kohberger got himself a new license plate for his white Hyundai Elantra.
Coincidentally, this same vehicle became the focal point of the murder investigation prior to police identifying a suspect.
The alleged killer and his 67-year-old father, Michael Kohberger, proceeded to drive the same car cross-country from Washington state to his home state of Pennsylvania.
On the drive home, the FBI reportedly tracked the accused Idaho killer and his father. At one point, the FBI asked Indiana cops to pull him over to secure images of his hands.
Just me seeing things or are these cuts/brusies on Bryan Kohberger via 2nd police stop body cam??
Check out the "marks"on BK's hands/wrists from the video I saw on @TMZ.
Are these cuts/brusies?#Idaho4 #Idaho4suspect #BryanKohberger #MoscowHomicides #TMZ#IdahoStudentsSuspect pic.twitter.com/lC4IufMlCR
— AllyOops (@Alane100) January 5, 2023
Investigators believed the suspect may visible wounds after allegedly using a large knife to commit the bloody crime. The police bodycam footage of the incident has been released to the public.
During the traffic stop, one small comment and gesture from Bryan Kohberger caught everyone’s eye.
When the officer asked where they were headed, Bryan Kohberger said, “We’re gonna get some Thai food right now.”
This is when his father interjected by explaining that they were traveling from Washington State to Pennsylvania.
Bryan Kohberger appears to give her father a scolding glare as if he’s unhappy about the fact he’s placing white Hyundai Elantra in close proximity to the murder scene.
The father said, “We’re headed to Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains. We’re slightly punchy because we’ve been driving for hours,” he added.
After reaching Pennsylvania, Bryan Kohberger was arrested and was flown back to Idaho where he’ll face trial.
He arrived at the county jail where authorities obtained a new mugshot.
Law enforcement said he’s being held in a separate holding cell and his demeanor “remains quiet.”
Police raided his parents’ house in Pennsylvania to obtain more potential evidence.
Kohberger faces four counts of first-degree murder and a felony burglary charge. He believes that he will be exonerated of these crimes during the legal process in Idaho.
There are reportedly connections between one of the victims, 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, and Bryan Kohberger. Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee, said his family has found connections between his daughter and Kohberger.
The students were killed with a long knife while they were likely asleep. Some of the victims had defensive wounds. There is widespread speculation that Kohberger’s DNA was found where the victims had defensive wounds, such as underneath their fingernails.