Idaho student murders: Bryan Kohberger wore gloves, acted ‘creepy’ before arrest

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Idaho student murders: Bryan Kohberger wore gloves, acted ‘creepy’ before arrest

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New details about the suspect in the Idaho student murder case have been revealed since his arrest on Friday, including wearing gloves to not leave behind his fingerprints and making disrespectful comments when visiting a brewery in Pennsylvania.

Police witnessed Bryan Kohberger, 28, appearing to try not to leave any DNA or fingerprints from places he visited, which included wearing gloves in public areas. A friend of one of the police officers assigned to follow him in Pennsylvania described him as “very careful,” according to the Daily Mail.

“A good friend of ours was one of the cops who has been following him the last couple days,” the source explained of their connection to the surveillance on Kohberger in Pennsylvania. “He followed him into a Giant and wore gloves the entire time.”

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Additionally, the unidentified source also claims that Kohberger had been stalking his victims prior to the murders due to their cellphone locations matching up in the same area. It is not clear if Kohberger ever interacted with the victims, only that his cellphone pings had “followed their every move for weeks.”

Also prior to the murders, Kohberger had made several “creepy comments” to the female staff and customers when sitting at the Seven Sirens Brewing Company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Jordan Serulneck, the owner of the brewery, claimed the suspect would ask females who they were at the brewery with, where they lived, and what was their work schedule, according to NBC News.

Serulneck claimed that he eventually asked Kohberger not to make such comments to the staff, which Kohberger brushed off, saying, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” After the confrontation, Kohberger had one beer and left, Serulneck said.

In the wake of Kohberger’s arrest, a person named Thomas, who claimed to have been a childhood friend, said that the suspect had been “mean” to him in high school, he told ABC News.

“He would, like, grapple me and, like, put me in headlocks and arm bars and stuff like that,” Thomas said.

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Kohberger was arrested after the murder of four University of Idaho students on Friday after police identified him through his car and genetic genealogical technology. His family claims they are promoting his “presumption of innocence.”

“There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for [the victims]. We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother,” the family statement says. “We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions.”

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