On Nov. 13, Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, were murdered as they slept in an off-campus University of Idaho housing unit.
On Friday, Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested at his parents’ home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, and charged with the murders.
Kohberger, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Washington State University Pullman, Washington, was extradited to Idaho on Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, new revelations about the early morning murders were released to the press. Documents note that a roommate in the complex where the murders occurred, identified only as D.M., reports hearing crying at approximately 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
Fox News reported that D.M. opened her door to investigate and saw a man wearing a black mask in the dorm.
D.M. reported that initially, she thought the sound she heard was Kaylee Goncalves playing with her dog Murphy. Then she heard a voice, which she believed was Goncalves saying, “There’s someone here.”
D.M. also reports that after opening her door, she heard crying coming from Xana Kernodle’s room and a male voice saying, “It’s ok, I’m going to help you.”
According to recently released documents, when D.M. opened her door, she “saw a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person’s mouth and nose walking towards her.”
The document notes, “The male walked past D.M. as she stood in a ‘frozen shock phase.'”
Investigators believe the man D.M. encountered was Bryan Kohberger.
Police have announced that Kohberger left DNA at the crime scene — specifically, “on the button of a tan leather knife sheath at the crime scene” — according to the Fox News report.
The revelations come from a “probable cause affidavit” that was unsealed shortly before Kohberger made his first appearance in Latah County Court.