Bryan Kohberger’s home may have a ‘treasure chest’ of DNA: ex-FBI agent

A former FBI agent believes a “treasure chest” of DNA evidence was found in Bryan Kohberger’s home and the vehicle he was driving following his arrest in the Idaho murder case.

“I think the treasure trove is in this apartment and in the car,” said former FBI agent Jennifer Coffinaffer news week on Friday. “In my experience, you just can’t hide bloodstains, it sinks in. Just imagine the upholstery of your car, the gas pedal… I know he was probably wearing gloves, we know he was dressed all in black from his face and all but he would have been bloody.”

Last week in Pennsylvania, Kohberger was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder following an investigation into the fatal stabbings of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle.

Kohberger was found not guilty in court and continues to maintain his innocence. Jason LaBar, Kohberger’s Pennsylvania public defender, said the 28-year-old “looks forward to being exonerated.”

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An apartment building that housed the suspect in a quadruple homicide in Moscow, Idaho is seen January 3 in Pullman, Washington. Inset, Bryan Kohberger appears during a hearing at the Latah County District Court January 5 in Moscow, Idaho. On Friday, former FBI agent Jennifer Coffinaffer told Newsweek that there will likely be a “treasure chest” of DNA evidence in Kohberger’s home and vehicle.
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In a statement following Kohberger’s arrest, the Moscow Police Department said investigators had seized the white 2015 Hyundai Elantra he saw driving. They also executed search warrants at several locations related to him, including his home near Washington State University, where he received his doctorate. Student in criminology.

When speaking to news weekCoffinaffer explained that it was difficult to “enter one [crime] scene and don’t take part in it with you.”

“And in this case, we’re talking about four students who were brutally murdered and blood that would have been everywhere,” Coffinaffer said.

According to the probable cause affidavit released Thursday, investigators were able to create a DNA profile linking Kohberger to the crime by finding a “single source of male DNA” on a knife sheath found at the crime scene and taking it with them from the trash DNA obtained was compared at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania.

Coffinaffer also stated that in addition to DNA evidence, other digital evidence could be found in his confiscated electronic devices.

“I would expect to see information about the Moscow police, how many officers, what shift they have. I would expect to see information specific to the King Road, and then I would expect huge Google searches on residents there,” Coffinaffer said.

“I think he did his research — he might not have used common sense in how he committed the crime, but I think he would have prepared well intellectually,” she added.

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Rick Schindler

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