Evidence continues to mount against suspected killer Bryan Kohberger. The 28-year-old former doctoral student is charged with the Nov. 13 quadruple murder of University of Idaho students. Phone tracking software puts Kohberger near his victims on several occasions, and photos on his phone include pictures of at least one of the female victims.
Prosecutors will likely use that information to show that Kohberger stalked and was fixated on his victims.
Police arrested Kohberger in late December and charged him with the stabbing deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20.
A source close to the matter disclosed information regarding the photos on Kohberger’s phone to PEOPLE. The source claimed Kohberger had “more than one photo” of at least one of the victims on his phone,” adding, “It was clear that he was paying attention to her.”
The latest revelation supports earlier reports that Kohberger had photos of his victims on his phone.
Kohberger was reportedly a reclusive but intelligent doctoral student in criminology at the University of Washington in Pullman. He lived approximately 15 minutes from the off-campus home where the murders occurred.
Video surveillance shows Kohberger leaving his residence in the very early hours of Nov. 13. University of Idaho surveillance video shows his car circling the murder site less than an hour later. The timeframe matches the reported time of the murders.
Officials have released few case details to the public but did list Kohberger’s phone data as part of the probable cause leading to his arrest.
Officials also reportedly have crime scene DNA evidence linking Kohberger to a knife sheath and the murder weapon.
On Feb. 13, The New York Times reported that Kohberger had a history of inappropriate interaction with females — noting a university recently fired Kohberger from his teaching assistant position for that reason.
Jordan Serulneck, the owner of Seven Sirens Brewing Company in Bethlehem, Pa., confirmed to the Post that Kohberger had a history of harassing women at his bar.
“He’ll have two or three beers and then just get a little too comfortable,” Serulneck said, adding that Kohberger became “upset” when women rejected his advances.
Since his arrest, individuals who knew Kohberger when he was growing up have depicted him as “creepy” and “awkward,” one who, according to the New York Post, “morphed from a bullied teen into an aggressive adult.”
Kohberger remains in custody in Latah County, Idaho. Authorities scheduled his next hearing for June 26.
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