The suspect accused of killing 4 Idaho students as they slept reportedly stalked three of his victims for weeks, according to cell phone data.
Bryan Kohberger, 28, tracked his victims by pinging their cell phones. Cell phone data shows Kohberger was often in the same location as the three sorority sisters before he allegedly stabbed them to death in an off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13.
Police identified Kohberger after he left his DNA at the scene of the crime where roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were killed in bedrooms on separate floors of the house.
A source close to one of the investigators told DailyMail.com that Kohberger also seemed to be careful about leaving his fingerprints anywhere.
He wore gloves for weeks after the murders. He even wore gloves to the grocery store, according to the source.
“He’s not stupid and has been very careful,” said the source, who claimed to be “good friends” with one of the cops who had Kohberger under surveillance.
The source said Kohberger followed the three female victims for weeks before the murders. “Not sure if they ever interacted — but his cellphone pings followed their every move for weeks.”
Kohberger was arrested Friday in a pre-dawn raid at his parents’ house in a gated community in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.
Kohberger and his father drove Kohberger’s white Hyundai Elantra 3,000 miles from Idaho to Pennsylvania in mid-December to spend the holidays at home.
Moscow police had been searching for a white Elantra after a witness spotted a similar car speeding away from the crime scene on Nov. 13. A white Elantra was towed from Kohberger’s family home during the SWAT raid.
Kohberger’s parents said there is a “presumption of innocence” and they stand by their son. He is on suicide watch at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania, where he is being held without bail ahead of a Tuesday extradition hearing.
The criminology PhD student is expected to waive his rights to extradition back to Idaho to face murder charges.
Classmates described him as being on the autism spectrum, “super awkward”, and “chattier” after the murders>