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Authorities detain a 28-year-old man linked to the murders of University of Idaho students


Bryan Christopher Kohberger was taken into custody in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

By Jonathan Dienst, Tom Winter and Deanna Durante -

NBC News

A suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students has been arrested in Pennsylvania, police authorities announced Friday.

Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was taken into custody in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

A judge ordered his extradition to Idaho on Friday, court records show.

Bryan Kohberger, 28. Monroe County Correctional Facility

Police in Moscow, Idaho, have scheduled a news conference where they are expected to reveal more details about the November slayings that shocked the small college town.

A Hyundai Elantra was stolen from that person's Pennsylvania home on Friday, according to law enforcement sources.

Moscow police had been looking for a white Hyundai Elantra as possible evidence.

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Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Wash.;

Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho;

Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Ariz.;

and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho, were killed on November 13.

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Three of the victims, Goncalves, Mogen and Kernodle, lived in the home where they were killed, in the case of Chapin, who was Kernodle's boyfriend, staying overnight, investigators said.

Authorities believe they were killed in their sleep, though some had defensive wounds.

Police were also searching for the weapon used in the attack, believed to be a large knife.

Two other people were in the house when the killings took place in the early hours of November 13, but police said they are not believed to have been involved in the crime.

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The two people were asleep during the stabbings, and one of their cellphones was used to call 911 when they woke up later that morning, detectives said.

The investigation was led by the Moscow police, with dozens of state and federal agents conducting forensic analyzes of a case that experts say was complicated by the nature of the crime, a quadruple homicide, and the fact that the companions fourth year they organized parties.

As weeks passed without an arrest or suspect being announced, the case caught the attention of people online, prompting police to combat unsubstantiated claims on social media.

In this small town no one has been killed in seven years.

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Moscow Police Chief James Fry insisted that investigations into the event were ongoing.

He also declined to speak in detail about the case or investigators' leads, telling NBC News last week that police must protect the integrity of the investigation and also do not want to contaminate the potential jury group if there is a trial.

"I know that's very frustrating," Fry said.

"It's frustrating for family members and [the] community, but our ultimate goal is to bring someone to justice for those families and for those victims."

The case was initially criticized for inconsistent messages issued by authorities, who first said the "targeted attack" did not pose a persistent threat to the community.

But days later, Fry said he couldn't say where the killer or the attackers might be.

The community will hold a public event this Friday dedicated to the memory of Goncalves and Mogen.

Source: telemundo

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