Surviving Idaho roommate heard killer say “it’s okay, I’m here to help you” before seeing a man with “bushy eyebrows” and a mask over his nose and mouth walk past her down the hallway as she “frozen” stood in shock – before leaving after the carnage
- Dylan Mortensen saw the suspect – who was masked and dressed in black – leave after one victim was heard crying and another said ‘someone’s here’
- She was apparently unaware of the carnage that took place and locked herself in her room after seeing the suspect, court documents show.
- Mortensen told police she heard victim Kaylee Goncalves say “there’s someone here” over a period of about 20 minutes
- She also told police she heard “crying” in victim Xana Kernodle’s bedroom
- A man was also heard saying, “It’s okay, I’m going to help you,” the documents show
A surviving roommate of the slain Idaho students saw the suspected killer leave their home shortly after the massacre took place, court documents show.
Dylan Mortensen saw the suspect – who was masked and dressed all in black – leave the house after one victim was heard crying and another said ‘someone’s here’.
She also heard the suspect say “it’s okay, I’m here to help you” as he wandered around the house committing the atrocity.
The recently unsealed affidavit, which refers to Mortensen as DM, details how she was then confronted by the suspect after investigating the disturbances – but apparently not realizing the murders had taken place.
Mortensen told police she was awakened around 4 a.m. by what sounded like victim Kaylee Goncalves, 21, “playing with her dog” in a third-floor bedroom.
(L-R) Dylan Mortensen, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (on Kaylee’s shoulders), Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Bethany Funke
A short time later, Mortensen, who was in her second-floor bedroom, heard Goncalves say “there’s someone here,” the haunting affidavit reveals. Mortensen looked out her bedroom door but saw nothing.
Shortly afterward, she opened her room for the second time, “when she heard what she thought was crying” coming from victim Xana Kernodle’s room.
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Mortensen then heard a man’s voice say something like, “It’s okay, I’m going to help you,” the affidavit says.
At 4:17 a.m., a neighbor’s security camera recorded audio of “what sounded like voices or a whimper followed by a loud thud.” You also often hear a dog barking.’
Mortensen’ stated that she opened her door for the third time after hearing the crying and seeing a figure dressed in black clothing and a mask covering the person’s mouth and nose walk towards her.
DM described the figure as 5′ 10″ or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows. The man walked past DM as she stood in a “frozen shock phase.”
“The man walked to the rear sliding glass door. DM locked herself in her room after seeing the man.
“DM has not stated that she recognized the man. This leads investigators to believe the killer has left the scene.”
Police said Mortensen’s statements, combined with phone records, led them to believe the murders occurred between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.
HOW PHONE RECORDINGS REVEALED BRYAN KOHBERGER’S ‘STALKING’
August 13, 2022: Bryan Kohberger’s phone, ending in 8458, was picked up by a cell phone tower covering the murder house – 1122 King Road, Moscow, Idaho.
He was near the victims’ house between 10:34 PM and 11:35 PM that night.
Kohberger was picked up at least 11 more times before the November 13 murders by a cell phone tower near the property. Police are yet to share further details about those subsequent visits.
November 13, 2022, 2:42 AM: Kohberger’s 8458 phone was picked up by a cell tower near his home – 1630 Northeast Valley Road in Pullman, Washington.
2:47 PM: The phone pinged again, indicating that it had started south through Pullman. Moments later, the phone stopped pinging, indicating that it was put into airplane mode, turned off, or disconnected from the network.
04:00-04:20: Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were all stabbed to death at 1122 King Road, Moscow.
4:48 am: Kohberger’s phone pings again on Idaho State Highway 95, south of Moscow.
04:50-05:26: Phone pings show that on ID95 it travels south to Genessee, Idaho, then west to Uniontown, Idaho, and back north to Pullman, Washington.
5:30 am: Kohberger’s phone rings again at 1630 Northeast Valley Road, indicating he’s back home.
November 13, 9 a.m.: Kohberger’s phone is on the move again, traveling back to the vicinity of the King Road murder house. It is picked up by a nearby cell tower between 9:12 and 9:21 am.
9:32 am: Kohberger’s phone indicates that he is back home in Pullman.