Who is Bryan Christopher Kohberger? Bio, Wiki, Age, Suspect

Bryan Christopher Kohberger
Bryan Christopher Kohberger

Bryan Christopher Kohberger Bio – Bryan Christopher Kohberger Wiki

New information is being revealed about the suspect who has been arrested concerning the slayings of four University of Idaho students.


Bryan Christopher Kohberger is 28 years old.


Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed during a press conference on Friday that Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the murders of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Kohberger was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant in the early morning hours of December 30, and he is pending extradition to Idaho. Fry said that per Idaho law, information is limited until the suspect is extradited.

“This was a complex and extensive case,” Fry said. “We developed a clear picture over time … and be assured that the work is not done.”

Goncalves, Mogen, Kernodle, and Chapin were stabbed to death in an off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho, in the early morning of November 13, but no motive for the murders has been released at this time.

Kohberger is listed as a Ph.D. student at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, according to the college’s website. Pullman is eight miles from the 1122 King Road residence in Moscow, where the four students were stabbed.

In a now-deleted post on Reddit, Kohberger — under the username, Criminology_Student — asked ex-convicts to participate in a research project that “seeks to understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.” The post goes on to read that the study’s goal is to “understand the story behind your most recent criminal offense, with an emphasis on your thoughts and feelings throughout your experience.”

The post also says the research was approved by DeSales University and has Bryan Kohberger listed as the “Student Investigator” with a DeSales student email address.

According to the 2022 DeSales University commencement, Kohberger graduated in 2022 with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. In a public statement, the university also confirmed he was once a student at the university.

“On Friday, December 30, DeSales University learned of the arrest of Bryan Kohberger in connection with the murder of four University of Idaho students,” the statement reads. “Kohberger received a bachelor’s degree in 2020 and completed his graduate studies in June 2022. As a Catholic, Salesian community, we are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families during this difficult time.”

It is not publicly known at this time if Kohberger knew the victims. Kohberger is currently being held without bond and is expected to appear in court on January 3. It is unclear if he’s retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.

On Sunday, November 13, authorities received a 911 call about an “unconscious person” at the residence where the students were found. When they arrived at the home near campus, they found the bodies of Chapin, Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves on the second and third floors of the house.

They were all students at the University of Idaho and close friends. Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves were roommates. Chapin did not live at home but was sleeping with his girlfriend, Kernodle.

Two additional roommates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, were home during the attack but slept through it and were unharmed.

Kernodle was from Post Falls, Idaho. She was a junior majoring in marketing, the university previously said, and she was a Pi Beta Phi sorority member.

In a tribute on the sorority’s Instagram page, they called Kernodle “a magnet for positive energy.” Kernodle’s Instagram page is filled with photos of her with friends and Chapin.

Chapin, a triplet from Mount Vernon, Wash., was attending the university with his siblings.

“There was never an ounce of bad in that guy,” his friend Reese Gardner, who planted a tulip garden in his memory, told PEOPLE.

Mogen and Goncalves were lifelong best friends. The Goncalves family previously told PEOPLE, “They were each others soulmates in a friend form. They spent day and night together and never got bored nor annoyed with each other.”

The Moscow Police Department still asks anyone with information about the killings to call 208-883-7180 or email tipline@ci.moscow.id.us.