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Bryan Kohberger Lawyer Says Cops Found Glove with ‘Unknown Male DNA’




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In a significant development in the Bryan Kohberger case, his defense attorneys suggest that the presence of unidentified male DNA at the crime scene might indicate the involvement of another individual, Your Content has learned. According to their latest court filing, this discovery could reshape the narrative of the gruesome incident that led to the murder of four University of Idaho students.

“On November 13, 2022, law enforcement, responding to a 911 call, found Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin deceased,” the filing states. It adds that a Ka-Bar knife sheath was found “placed next to Ms. Mogen on her bed,” with male DNA on the sheath’s button. This DNA profile did not yield any matches when “ran through CODIS (Combined DNA Index System).”

“By December 17, 2022, lab analysts were aware of two additional males’ DNA within the house where the deceased were located, and another unknown male DNA on a glove found outside the residence on November 20, 2022,” the court document reveals, as quoted by the attorneys for suspected serial killer Bryan Kohberger. It further mentions that these “three separate and distinct male DNA profiles” did not match Mr. Kohberger’s DNA, suggesting the potential presence of other individuals at the crime scene.

The defense claims they remain “unaware of what sort of testing, if any, was conducted on these samples other than the STR DNA profiles.” This lack of clarity on the handling and analysis of the DNA evidence has raised further questions in a case already marked by its complexity and severity.

The court filing ends on a critical note, stating that “through the lack of disclosure and their motion to protect the genetic genealogy investigation, the State is hiding its entire case.” As the proceedings continue, the presence of unidentified male DNA and its implications could prove crucial in understanding the events that transpired on that horrific night.

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As Your Content readers know, the court has made a decision to accommodate the limited courtroom capacity and potential travel restrictions by allowing victims and the defendant’s immediate family members to observe the proceedings via Zoom.

On November 13, 2022, four students from the University of Idaho lost their lives in a violent stabbing event that took place in an off-campus residence in Moscow, Idaho. Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was later apprehended in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, charged with first-degree murder and felony burglary.

The murder scene was a three-story rental house occupied by several students in the quiet college town of Moscow, which hadn’t experienced a murder since 2015. The victims – Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, and Ethan Chapin – were all inhabitants or guests of the house at the time of the incident.

Bryan Kohberger Victim Ethan Chapin (Your Content)
Ethan Chapin, Victim of Suspected Idaho Killer Bryan Kohberger

In the early hours of the attack, Chapin and Kernodle returned home after attending a campus party, while Mogen and Goncalves returned after visiting a downtown sports bar. Multiple calls were made from the house between 2:26 am and 2:52 am, and a DoorDash order was delivered around 4 am.

Two roommates survived the attack. Both were present in the house but were not disturbed. One of the survivors heard what she thought was a conversation and then a man’s voice comforting someone. She later spotted an unknown figure in black attire, a mask obscuring his face, leaving the house. The victims were discovered in their beds on the upper floors, with no sign of restraints or gags, but evidence of a violent struggle.

Bryan Kohberger Victim Kaylee Goncalves (Your Content)
Kaylee Goncalves, Victim of Suspected Idaho Killer Bryan Kohberger

It wasn’t until nearly noon that authorities were alerted via a 911 call, as the survivors and friends initially believed one of the victims was simply unconscious. There was no evidence of forced entry or theft, and all four victims were pronounced deceased by noon.

Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Madison Mogen were students at the University of Idaho, their tragic deaths leaving a significant impact on the community. A total of around 130 members from local law enforcement began working on the case.

Bryan Kohberger Victim Xana Kernodle (Your Content)
Xana Kernodle, Victim of Suspected Idaho Killer Bryan Kohberger

After the autopsies were conducted, it was determined that all victims were fatally stabbed multiple times in the chest and upper body. Defensive wounds suggested that at least one victim tried to fight off the attacker.

The investigation involved poring over thousands of tips from the public and examining footage that revealed the movements of a Hyundai Elantra near the crime scene around the time of the killings. This vehicle was later linked to Bryan Kohberger.

Bryan Kohberger Victim Madison Mogen (Your Content)
Madison Mogen, Victim of Suspected Idaho Killer Bryan Kohberger

Upon further investigation, DNA found on a knife sheath at the crime scene didn’t match any of the victims but was traced back to Kohberger via a public genealogy database. Surveillance of Kohberger at his parents’ home in Pennsylvania further escalated suspicions, leading to his arrest. At the time of his arrest, Kohberger was found in the kitchen, clad in a shirt, shorts, and examination gloves, organizing trash into separate zip-lock bags.

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