MOSCOW, Idaho — The roommate of the survivor of the Nov. 13 quadruple homicide near the University of Idaho campus was “able to provide police with additional information” about the suspect, Kayleigh Goncalves’ attorney said Saturday.
Attorney Shannon Gray told Fox News’ “Cavuto Live” that the roommate of one of the two survivors of the horrific attack is “still a victim in this case.”
“And the fact that he was able to provide additional identification, I think was helpful in this situation. He was able to provide the type and construction and whatnot. [the suspect] It was a bit like – bushy eyebrows, that sort of thing,” he said.
The roommate, identified only as DM in an affidavit released Tuesday, “opened the door for the third time that Sunday morning” when he heard crying and saw a man wearing black clothing and a mask covering his mouth and nose. he saw that he was looking. .”
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“DM described the subject as 5′ 10″ or taller, male, not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows,” the statement said.
After walking past DM, who was frozen by the door to the second floor of the home, the suspect walked to the back sliding glass door and “seeing the male DM shut himself in his room,” but he did not. to recognize
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A 911 call was made to one of the roommate’s phones at 11:58 that evening, and police arrived around noon and found the four victims — Goncalves and Madison Mogen, 21, and their roommate, Hana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin.
Upon arrival, the victims were stabbed to death with what investigators believe was an “edged weapon.” Investigators also found a leather Ka-Bar knife holster near Mogen’s bed on the third floor where he and Goncalves had been stabbed to death. The holster contained the only source of DNA matching the suspect’s profile, police said.
The Moscow Police Department on December 30 appointed Brian Kohberger, a 28-year-old candidate of forensic sciences. A student at Washington State University near Pullman is the prime suspect in the case. Kohberger’s car, a white 2015 Hyundai Elantra, and his phone linked him to the crime scene on the morning of Nov. 13.
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Five days after the tragedy, on November 18, Kohberger changed the license plate of his car.
A month after the Nov. 13 murders, surveillance cameras in Colorado captured the car. Indiana authorities stopped Kohberger twice on Dec. 15 and allowed him to go to his parents’ home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, where investigators found trash containing DNA “not identified as the biological father of a man with a suspicious profile.”
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Gray said Goncalves’ family was “initially relieved to find a suspect” and “put a name and a face to all of this stuff.”
“Kohberger didn’t know anything about anyone until he was arrested,” the lawyer explained. “We didn’t know anything until the name came out publicly. Obviously since then, because we’ve had a name and a face, I think all the families are going back and seeing if there is. [are] any communications between the victims in the case.”
The police did not disclose the motive of the murder.
On Tuesday morning, a Latah County judge ordered Kohberger held at the local jail without bond.