Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger pulled over twice in Indiana, state police confirm

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Idaho murder suspect pulled over twice in Indiana: state police
Idaho college murders suspect Bryan Kohberger was pulled over twice in Indiana while driving home to Pennsylvania, state police confirmed. One incident was caught on video.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Indiana State Police confirmed Bryan Kohberger, now charged with the murders of four Idaho college students, was pulled over twice as he drove to Pennsylvania.

INSP said that at about 10:50 a.m. on Dec. 15, a state trooper stopped a white Hyundai Elantra on I-70 in Hancock County for following too closely.

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There were two white males in the car, state police said. Brian Kohberger can be seen in the driver's seat on the trooper's body-worn camera footage.

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This bodycam video released by Indiana State Police shows a state trooper pulling over Idaho college murders suspect Bryan Kohberger on December 15.

Indiana State Police said at the time of the stop, there was no information available on a suspect for the Idaho murders, nor was there identifying information or specific license plate information, including state or number, for the white Hyundai Elantra that Moscow police said had been seen near the crime scene around the time the murders happened.

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State police said the trooper learned the two had been stopped just minutes before by a deputy from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. They said he "used his discretion and released the two men with a verbal warning."

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office confirmed their officer pulled over Kohberger at 10:41 a.m., just nine minutes before state police did, also for following another vehicle too close. The sheriff's office said he was released with a verbal warning.

Kohberger was arrested on Dec. 30 in Pennsylvania, almost seven weeks after Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead November 13 in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho.

The 28-year-old suspect last month finished his first semester as a PhD student in the criminal justice program at Washington State University's campus in Pullman, about a 15-minute drive west of Moscow.

He drove home to Pennsylvania for the holidays, accompanied by his father, his attorney told CNN on Saturday. The two arrived in the commonwealth around December 17. The Hyundai Elantra was found at his parents' house.

Tuesday Kohberger waived extradition from Pennsylvania to face murder charges in Idaho.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report