Idaho murders: Suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger arrested in killings of 4 university students. Suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, now in custody in connection to deaths of Moscow, Idaho, college students.
MOSCOW, Idaho — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 13 murders of four University of Idaho students, officials announced.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody by local police and the FBI at 1:30 a.m. in eastern Pennsylvania on a warrant charging him with four counts of murder and burglary for the deaths of Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; and Madison Mogen, 21.
The PhD student, who is studying criminal justice, appeared before a judge Friday in Monroe County Court.
The suspect is a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Pullman is a 15-minute drive from the rental home where the four students were stabbed to death.
A white Hyundai Elantra was removed from the home where the suspect was arrested, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The suspect appears to have beeen taken into custody at his parents’ gated community of Indian Mountain Lake in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, court and public records show.
ABC reported that a SWAT team descended on the property, which is near several ski resorts and Pocono Raceway.
Investigators had focused on tracking down a 2011 to 2013 white Hyundai Elantra that was spotted near the home at the time of the murders.
The mysterious killings initially baffled investigators and left the small college town of 25,000 deeply shaken.
The four students were each stabbed multiple times in the torso and were likely ambushed in their sleep with a large fix-bladed knife between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Nov. 13, according to the coroner and police.