A maroon stained pillowcase, strands of hair and a black nitrite-type glove were among the items Washington State University Police collected from the apartment of Bryan Kohbergerthe man accused of murder of four students killed at an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, according to a search warrant unsealed Wednesday.
An animal hair was also found during the search of Kohberger’s apartment, the search warrant states. A dog belonging to one of the victims, 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, and her ex-boyfriend were found in the Moscow residence when local police officers first responded to the scene, search warrant documents said, and dog hair was one of them. of the items the police hoped to find during the search of Kohberger’s apartment.
A more elusive item was the murder weapon, which police have yet to find. However, the search warrant said that on Nov. 13, 2022, an empty knife sheath was found at the scene under or next to the body of victim Madison Mogen, 21.
In the search warrant application, investigators described the King Road residence – where the murders occurred – as containing a significant amount of blood spatter, which occurs when droplets are released due to intense movement. The police suspected that blood would be found on Kohberger’s person, clothes or shoes, the arrest warrant states.
Police also found a latent shoe print while processing the crime scene, which showed a diamond-shaped pattern similar to that found on Vans shoes, the search warrant revealed. No blood test results were reported in the search warrant.
In search warrant documents, investigators said they found a brown leather knife sheath lying on the bed next to one of the victims. The scabbard was later treated and had the Ka-Bar, USMC and United States Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor sign stamps on its exterior.
The Idaho State Lab later found a single source of male DNA left on the buttons on the knife sheath.
Law enforcement sources had previously told CBS News that forensic analysis allegedly linked Kohberger to the scene in Idaho, and a the affidavit stated that DNA was found on a knife sheath that was left at the scene of the murders.
Police also collected a computer tower, receipts from Walmart and Marshall’s, a dust container from a Bissell Power Force vacuum and a Fire TV stick with cord and plug, according to the search warrant.
Kohberger was arrested on a fugitive from justice court in Pennsylvania, police announced Dec. 30, and extradited to Idaho, where he was formally charged with the murders.
Police also searched Kohberger’s office at Washington State University, which is just a 15-minute drive from Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger was a Ph.D. criminology student and teaching assistant who had just completed his first semester at WSU, the school said in a statement.
The 28-year-old faces four counts of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary for his alleged involvement in the murders, Latah County, Idaho, Prosecutor Bill Thompson said during a press conference after the arrest.