Stains in Bryan Kohberger’s apartment reveal traces of BLOOD
Recently released court documents in the Idaho murder case revealed that during a search of Bryan Kohberger’s apartment, investigators discovered traces of blood in his bedroom and discovered a previously unknown storage unit that belonged to the murder suspect.
According to the new documents, the door was ajar when police approached Kohberger’s storage locker — nearly two months after the quadruple murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle — it was unlocked. The police reported that it was dusty with ‘cobwebs’.
No traces were found and police didn’t believe Kohberger had used it “recently,” but the unit’s existence may still be a big clue to law enforcement. It is likely that Kohberger gained access to the unit weeks earlier, closer to the time when the murders occurred.
It appears that investigators have considered the possibility that a storage closet would be a convenient place to temporarily store the alleged murder weapon or clothing that police say was wearing at the time of the murders. There’s no indication in the documents that Kohberger did either, but the police are likely to track down that lead.
The blood samples found in the apartment were tested on site before being taken to the crime lab for further analysis.
Meanwhile, Kohberger and his team are in the process of mounting a legal defense, suggesting he will plead not guilty at his upcoming preliminary hearing.
In recent court filings, the defendant demanded that the state provide evidence that his defense claims would prove innocence, including body and dash cam footage of officers involved in his arrest and lab reports of the forensic evidence seized at the home of his parents and his Hyundai. Elantra.