Sunday November 13, 2022: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen,
Earlier that evening, Mogen and Goncalves were captured on a Twitch livestream near a food truck as they waited for an order of pasta carbonara.
A student association driver service took the young women home around 1:56 am.
Kernodle and her boyfriend Chapin had returned from the Sigma Chi sorority house about 11 minutes earlier.
Two other female housemates who survived the attack went to bed around 1 a.m. and did not wake up until the next morning.
Goncalves called her ex-boyfriend Jack DuCoeur seven times between 2:26 and 2:44 a.m., her sister Alivea said. He was quickly identified as a suspect.
A 911 call was made at 11:58 a.m. that morning.
At 2 p.m., students were informed of the killings by the University of Idaho, with staffers urging them to “shelter in place.”
Monday November 14, 2022: Moscow Mayor Art Bettge said the killings were a “crime of passion,” but later backtracked. He said that theory was one of several being considered.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022: Moscow police called the killings an “isolated, targeted attack,” adding that there was “no immediate threat to the community as a whole.”
But angry locals – as well as the families of the four victims – denounced what they described as contradictory statements from investigators.
Wednesday November 16, 2022: Moscow PD Chief James Fry announced the fact that two roommates at home had survived.
He said there were no signs of forced entry, but declined to say who called 911 or why it was done, an estimated eight hours later.
Fry angered locals by backtracking on an earlier claim that there was no danger to the wider community. He warned them to “stay vigilant.”
Thursday November 17, 2022: The killings have been officially ruled a homicide by stabbings by Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt.
She said all four victims were likely attacked while they slept, and each suffered multiple stab wounds.
Worryingly, some victims were found to have defensive wounds – suggesting they woke up while being attacked – but there were no signs of assault.
Sunday, November 20: DailyMail.com exclusively reveals that a local dog was skinned and filleted three weeks before the murders, sparking fears of a link.
Police later insisted this was not the case. They added that Goncalves’ dog was home at the time of the murders.
November 22, 2022: Police admitted that Goncalves had been followed at a supermarket about a month before the murders, but said they could not verify claims that she had a stalker.
November 30, 2022: Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steve, said his daughter and friend Maddie Mogen were sleeping in the same bed when they were stabbed.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Latah claimed one of the victims “was undoubtedly targeted.”
Hours later, Moscow police refuted this claim, only to admit that they considered the crime a “targeted” crime the next day.
Six people have been ruled out as suspects: a man seen near Goncalves and Mogen at the food truck; the driver who took them home; Goncalves’ ex-boyfriend; the surviving housemates and another student who had left the building several months earlier.
December 5, 2022: Goncalves’ father, Steve, criticized the police’s “absurd” approach to the case, claiming Moscow police had been too quick to track down potential suspects and rule out links to other cases.
December 7, 2022: Police are making their first appeal for a white 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was spotted at the crime scene around the time of the murders.
A white Hyundai Elantra was allegedly towed from suspect Bryan Kohberger’s home in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 30 after he was arrested.
December 12, 2022: Steve Goncalves reveals that Kaylee had “large open furrows” as a result of the fatal attack.
He branded police “cowards” for not sharing more information, and said his daughter’s wounds were more serious than Maddie’s.
December 18, 2022: New footage surfaces showing Goncalves and Mogen walking through downtown hours before their murders, talking about a man named Adam.
Goncalves’ family attorney later clarified that the Adam in question is a bartender.
December 27, 2022: More leaked footage shows Goncalves and Mogen at the Corner Club bar in Moscow, shortly before returning home.
December 30, 2022: Police announce they have made an arrest in connection with the murders in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The suspect is named as University of Washington criminology PhD student Bryan Christopher Kohberger.
Kohberger was arrested by SWAT teams at his home and arraigned the same morning.
January 5, 2023: Kohberger is extradited from Pennsylvania to Idaho and makes his first appearance in Latah County Court.
He was confronted by crying relatives of his alleged victims as he remained silent during the hearing.
January 12, 2023: Anne Taylor, Kohberger’s attorney, waived his right to a speedy trial.
May 16, 2023: Kohberger is indicted by a grand jury on one count of burglary and four counts of murder.
The indictment means that a hearing scheduled for June will not take place.
May 22, 2023: During a plea hearing, Kohberger ‘remains silent’, refusing to enter a plea.
A judge overseeing the proceedings in Latah County District Court enters a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
June 26, 2023: Prosecutors announce they plan to seek the death penalty.
The State says the murder was “particularly heinous, atrocious or cruel and demonstrated exceptional depravity” and that the suspect showed “utter disregard for human life.”
August 24, 2023: Kohberger waived his right to a speedy trial and canceled his October 2 trial date.