Graphic shows Idaho killer sneaking into victims’ home and stabbing four students to death

Recently unsealed court documents have revealed the police’s theory of how suspected killer Bryan Kohberger fatally stabbed four University of Idaho students after they sneaked into their home late at night.

The affidavit, written by Brett Payne, a police corporal in Moscow, Idaho, was made public Thursday minutes before Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology doctoral student at nearby Washington State University, was scheduled to appear in court.

Police believe the murders occurred between approximately 4am and 4:25am on November 13, and say one of the surviving roommates in the house at 1122 King Road came face to face with the masked killer after giving him a The victim had been told he was ‘here to help’.

Students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were killed. Two surviving housemates, Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen, provided vital information to police and are identified by their initials in the affidavit.

Based on new court cases, an image shows how the murders unfolded on November 13

Based on new court cases, an image shows how the murders unfolded on November 13

Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger laughs at his lawyer in court today because he is denied bail.  Kohberger will return to court on January 12

Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger laughs at his lawyer in court today because he is denied bail.  Kohberger will return to court on January 12

Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger laughs at his lawyer in court today because he is denied bail. Kohberger will return to court on January 12

Victims Kaylee and Madison were found dead on the third floor, while Ethan and Xana were murdered on the second floor, just down the hall from survivor Dylan’s room.

Police say the suspected vehicle, a white Hyundai Elantra that matches the car Kohberger is driving, was first seen on surveillance video entering the neighborhood at 3:29 a.m., circling the area three times before pulling over for the police at 4:04 a.m. fourth and final time.

Around 4 a.m., Xana received a DoorDash order from a delivery driver, who voluntarily came forward and cooperated with the police.

Dylan, whose room is on the second floor, told police she woke up around 4 a.m. to a noise that sounded like Kaylee was playing with her dog in her third-floor room.

Soon after, Dylan believes she heard Kaylee say “someone is here.” However, police noted that Xana’s phone was active at 4:12 p.m., and speculate that it could have been her voice that Dylan heard.

Hearing the voice, Dylan opened her bedroom door and saw nothing. Hearing what she thought was crying from Xana’s room down the hall, Dylan opened the door again and heard a man’s voice say, “It’s okay, I’m going to help you.”

Xana was later found dead on her bedroom floor, while her boyfriend Ethan was stabbed to death in her bed.

Police tape can be seen outside the Moscow, Idaho property where four college students were murdered

Police tape can be seen outside the Moscow, Idaho property where four college students were murdered

Police tape can be seen outside the Moscow, Idaho property where four college students were murdered

Kohberger, 28, is charged with the November 13 murders of Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in the quiet college town of Moscow, Idaho.

At approximately 4:17 a.m., a security camera next door recorded the sound of voices or a whimper, a loud thud, and the sound of a dog barking “several times.”

Around this time, Dylan heard more howling open her bedroom door for the third time and saw a chilling sight.

A man in black, with a mask covering his nose and mouth, walked down the hallway and past Dylan as she stood in what the affidavit describes as a “frozen shock phase.”

The man walked to the rear sliding glass door of the house and Dylan retreated to her bedroom and locked the door. She described the killer as being at least five feet tall, athletically built but not very muscular, with bushy eyebrows.

The suspicious vehicle was then seen leaving the neighborhood at ‘high speed’ at around 4.20 pm.

Police say that among other evidence linking Kohberger to the murders, his DNA was found on the scabbard of a Ka-Bar knife sheath found next to the bodies of Madison and Kaylee on the third floor.

The documents describe a tan leather knife scabbard with a push button and 'KA-BAR' and USMC' insignia that were found at the scene.  Above a similar scabbard for sale online on eBay

The documents describe a tan leather knife scabbard with a push button and 'KA-BAR' and USMC' insignia that were found at the scene.  Above a similar scabbard for sale online on eBay

The documents describe a tan leather knife scabbard with a push button and ‘KA-BAR’ and USMC’ insignia that were found at the scene. Above a similar scabbard for sale online on eBay

Police have yet to indicate a possible motive for the murders, and no information has so far emerged that Kohberger knew any of the victims.

However, the affidavit says cell phone records indicate he had visited the area of ​​the King Road home at least 12 times prior to the murders, all but one late at night or early morning.

Kohberger has been charged with four counts of murder and one burglary, and was released on bail at a brief hearing in Moscow on Thursday.

The graduate student was arrested last week at his parents’ home in eastern Pennsylvania and agreed to be extradited to Idaho.

His Pennsylvania attorney Jason LaBar, Monroe County’s chief public defender, said Kohberger was eager to be acquitted and described him as “a regular guy.”

He said that once in the state, Kohberger would be represented by the chief public defender in Idaho’s Kootenai County.

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