Police have unsealed the arrest affidavit revealing why they have pointed the finger at Bryan Kohberger more than a month after four students were slain in their beds.
The explosive document shows how painstaking work by Moscow Police and the FBI tracked down the 28-year-old criminal justice graduate student.
He was denied bail today during a brief court appearance in Moscow shortly after the affidavit outlining some of the case against him was shared online.s
The papers included details on how Kohberger’s DNA was found on a knife sheath close to the bodies of Maddie Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves.
Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger smiles at his attorney in court today as he is denied bail. Kohberger will return to court on January 12
However, the long-awaited revelations have brought a series of questions about the brutal slayings on November 13.
DailyMail.com looks at the still missing pieces of information that court documents and hearings failed to give answers to:
Why did Dylan wait SIX hours before calling 911 despite coming face to face with killer?
Surviving roommate Dylan Mortensen is under pressure to reveal why she failed to call the authorities earlier – despite coming face to face with a ‘bushy eyebrowed’ killer.
The probable cause affidavit revealed that Mortensen – who lived through the attack with Bethany Funke – heard several scuffles throughout the night and opened her door.
Mortensen told police that she saw a suspect dressed in all black with a mask covering his face and heard one of her housemates say, ‘there’s someone here’.
Dylan Mortensen, pictured, did not call the authorities until six hours after she spotted the masked killer in the property
Many are questioning why it took her so long to raise the alarm, after hearing ‘crying’ and coming face to face with the killer
She also heard the suspect say, ‘it’s ok, I’m here to help you’ as he wandered the house committing the atrocity.
Police confirmed that a 911 call was made by one of the surviving roommates at 11:58am who requested help for an unconscious person – though it has not been confirmed whose poke to police.
It has raised the question of why Mortensen didn’t contact authorities sooner, with some arguing that she may have been ‘frozen’ by fear.
The roommate did not contact authorities for six hours, despite hearing several of her roommates in distress as well as witnessing the killer.
Mortensen ‘stated she opened her door for the third time after she heard the crying and saw a figure clad in black clothing’
The court documents show that she opened her bedroom door on several occasions throughout the night
Mortensen told cops she was awoken at around 4am by what sounded like victim Kaylee Goncalves, 21, ‘playing with her dog’ in a third floor bedroom.
She said she looked out of her room but didn’t see anything, looking again on second occasion when she thought Xana Kernoodle was crying.
Mortensen ‘stated she opened her door for the third time after she heard the crying and saw a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person’s mouth and nose walking towards her.
After the man moved towards her she said that she remained in a ‘frozen shock phase’ as he continued past her – but let her survive.
It is not clear why both Funke and Mortensen were allowed to live, with the latter coming face to face with her housemate’s killer.
It has raised the question of why Mortensen didn’t contact authorities sooner, with some arguing that she may have been ‘frozen’ by fear
Mortensen, left, called the authorities with Funke at 11.58am the following day – more than six hours after the attacks
Why were the four students targeted?
Kohberger is accused of staking out the student home on 1122 King Road in Moscow on at least twelve occasions before the murders.
Cops details his every move on the day of the killings, helped by surveillance footage of his car and cell site data from his phone.
However, both the manner in which the students met their deaths and why they were targeted have been omitted from the report.
A coroner’s report was redacted from the affidavit, with authorities previously confirming that all four had suffered severe wounds.
Best friends Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, pictured, were both found in a single bed together in Mogens room. it is not clear why any of the students were targeted
Cops details his every move on the day of the killings, helped by surveillance footage of his car and cell site data from his phone. Kohberger allegedly staked out the property on twelve occasions before the murders
One of the questions that has not been answered is why Kohberger allegedly targeted the four students – and left their two roommates to live.
Kohberger was tracked to the area of the home in the months leading up to the deaths, but officials have yet to confirm how he became aware of the students in the first place.
The affidavit states that police made ‘efforts to determine if Kohberger stalked any of the victims’ before the killings.
It added that they looked into if he ‘conducted surveillance on the Kin Road Residents and was in contact with any of the victim’s associates before or after the alleged offence.’
However, it does not elaborate how the students came to be on the radar of the Washington State University PhD student – simply that he had stalked them for a period of time in the early morning and late evenings.
The affidavit states that police made ‘efforts to determine if Kohberger stalked any of the victims’ before the killings
Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were also killed during the night, thought it is unclear if the suspect was expecting anyone other than the female residents
Why did he spare a dog after allegedly killing four students?
One of the biggest questions raised by the killings was why the dog that Kaylee Goncalves shared with her ex-boyfriend – Jack DuCoeur – was allowed to live.
All of the roommates regularly shared footage online of them having fun, with Murphy featured prominently on their social media.
The pooch was confirmed by Mosco Pollucite to have survived the attack, ad is now being cared for by a ‘responsible person’.
Murphy has since been returned to the care of Goncalves ex-boyfriend, with the pair sharing custody of the dog.
Dog Murphy was spared during the slayings, with officers finding him alone in Goncalves’ room
Jack DuCoeur and Kaylee Goncalves, pictured, shared custody of the dog after they split up
The affidavit revealed that Mortensen hear what she thought was Goncalves ‘playing’ with Murphy during the night.
But cops say that both Goncalves and Maddie Mogen were found dead in a bedroom, while Murphy was locked in a separate room.
Kohberger is understood to have been a practicing vegan, and once made his family members throw out and purchase new pans which had never touched meat.
It has been speculated that he may not have seen the dog while in the property, or the killing of an animal could be linked to his vegan beliefs.
Murphy was discovered in Goncalves’s room by Officer Nunes of Moscow Police when police initially responded.
Kaylee with her dog Murphy. Idaho police have just confirmed that Murphy was in the house when she was brutally murdered
Did cops wait eight days before appealing for help with Elantra to avoid spooking ‘killer’?
Another question raised by the affidavit is if police were concerned about spooking Kohberger into fleeing after linking a vehicle seen at the crime scene to him.
Police tracked down a white Hyundai Elantra which appeared to eb fleeing the scene, with a Washington State University officer spotting the car when trawling through footage.
According to the affidavit officers became aware of the vehicle a few days after the killings and linked it back to Kohberger on November 29th.
Initially, Moscow Police asked law enforcement to be on the lookout on November 25th, with Officer Tiengo locating Kohberger’s vehicle.
Moscow Police Department appealed for more information about the vehicle after they had linked it to Kohberger
Police were on the hunt for Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra, which officials began tracking in November after identifying that it was in the area of the killings
However, officers did not issue an appeal to help trace the vehicle until December 7th, in which they asked for information relating to the ‘occupants of a white 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra’.
Moscow Police added that they believed that the ‘occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case’.
But they already had linked the car back to Kohberger, as one of the few vehicles matching the description in the area.
The post added: ‘At this time, no suspect has been identified and only vetted information that does not hinder the investigation will be released to the public.’
It is also unclear if the use of the word ‘occupant(s)’ was deliberate in order to make Kohberger believe that they were unaware of how many people were in the vehicle.
Police believe that Kohberger deliberately tried to hide his location during the murders
Where is the murder weapon?
Chief of Moscow Police James Fry confirmed when they announced they had arrested Kohberger in connection with the murders that they were still looking for the knife used.
He appealed for information regarding the whereabouts of the murder weapon, which was not found despite a sheath being discovered at the scene.
Kohberger’s DNA was found on the snap button enclosure of a knife sheath found at the murder scene.
The sheath is described as ‘tan leather’ with the USMC (United States Marines Corps) and ‘KA-BAR’ insignia stitched on its exterior.
The documents describe a tan, leather knife sheath with a button snap and ‘KA-BAR’ and USMC’ insignias being found at the scene
Police investigating the murders were seen in a desperate conversation with garbage men who collected trash from the home
It was discovered on a single bed next to the bodies of Mogen and Goncalves who had been stabbed multiple times.
The location of the murder weapon is a question that has baffled cops since the murders took place in November.
Police were seen collecting the contents of trash cans close to the slightly run-down gray-paneled home as part of the search for the ‘edged weapon’ they believe was used in the killings.
The trash was taken to a local garbage depot where hazmat-suited cops were seen sifting through garbage bags in a screened-off shed.
However, cops allowed a garbage truck filled with trash to collect a dumpster from the house where the four University of Idaho students were knifed to death – before it had been searched.
The error made the search for the knife used in the gruesome attack that much more difficult.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show cops in a desperate conversation with garbage men from Inland North Waste – which eventually resulted in hazmat-suited officers having to search the full contents of the truck.
Moscow, Idaho, police allowed a trash can that was outside the murder scene to be collected before searching it, causing the contents to be mixed up with the neighbors’ trash
The trash was taken to a local garbage depot where hazmat-suited cops were seen sifting through garbage bags in a screened-off shed
Did Kohberger work alone?
Authorities are still appealing for anyone with information on Kohberger or the quadruple murders to get in touch.
Chief of Moscow Police James Fry refused to rule out that the killer had an accomplice, during a press conference when he confirmed Kohberger had been arrested.
However, he added: ‘We have an individual in custody who committed these horrible crimes.’
When appealing for more information on the white Hyundai, police used the word ‘occupant(s)’ in an apparent bid to not rule out Kohberger working with another person.
Officers also said in the days after the murders that there was ‘no threat’ to the wider community before backtracking on the comments.
Police have consistently claimed that the attack appeared to have been targeted – but have refused to say why or if they believe Kohberger had help.
They were also quick to rule out other potential suspects but have never publicly said they think that only one person killed the four students.
Details of motive and accomplice are expected to come out at trial – if Kohberger denies the allegations.
Police have consistently claimed that the attack appeared to have been targeted – but have refused to say why or if they believe Kohberger had help
On the day of the attack, the department said that there was not an ‘ongoing community risk’ and added two days later that there was ‘no imminent threat to the community at large’