Man accused of killing four students at University Idaho interviewed for a job with the police department that later helped arrest him.
Bryan Kohberger, himself a PHD student at Washington State University (WSU)met with Pullman Sheriff Gary Jenkins on April 12, 2022, according to reports.
Hours later, Kohberger continued their meeting with an incoming email, indicating that the defendant hoped to land a three-year research assistant position in the field of public safety, according to the report. New York Timeswho received the email.
“I am delighted to meet you today and share my thoughts and excitement about my role as a research assistant for public safety,” Kohberger wrote.
Bryan Kohberger (pictured January 5), who is accused of killing four students at the University of Idaho is interviewed, for a job at the police department that later helped arrest him
Bryan Kohberger, himself a PHD student at Washington State University (WSU), met Pullman Sheriff Gary Jenkins (pictured) on April 12, 2022, according to reports
‘I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Bryan,’ he added.
“It’s been great to see you and talk to you,” Chief Jenkins replied.
The graduate research placement is offered by WSU, where Kohberger is studying for a PhD in Criminology.
According to the job description posted by WSU, ‘the purpose of these positions is to support each agency through data management and analysis, and position them for success as they seek outside funding. ‘, Inside Edition report.
It is unclear whether this is the same position mentioned in the probable case affidavit in the investigation into the murder of 21-year-old Madison Mogen; Kaylee Goncalves, 21 years old; Xana Kernodle, 20 years old; and Ethan Chapin, 20.
The affidavit states Kohberger ‘wrote an essay when applying for an internship at the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022.’
In that essay, the suspected killer said ‘he was interested in assisting rural law enforcement agencies on how to better collect and analyze technological data in security operations. the whole public’, according to Inside Edition.
The emails show Kohberger as one of four candidates being considered.
It is also unclear if he will be given the job, which is scheduled to begin on August 22. Four people from the University of Idaho were stabbed to death at their home in Moscow in the early hours of the day. November 13
Inside Edition said the Pullman Police Department did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.
It is not clear whether the position Kohberger is applying for is the same position mentioned in the affidavit of the probable case during the investigation into the murder of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21 years old; Xana Kernodle, 20 years old; and Ethan Chapin, 20 (pictured)
Four people from the University of Idaho were stabbed to death at their home in Moscow (pictured) in the early morning hours of November 13
The same police department helped locate the suspect vehicle and conducted a search of the WSU apartment on Kohberger’s campus, as well as the office he shared with two other teaching assistants, hours later. when he was arrested in December.
On Tuesday, unsealed court documents revealed that investigators seized dyed bedding, strands that looked like hair and a glove – but no weapon – when they searched. Consider Kohberger’s WSU student apartment.
Court documents show eight hairs were recovered from the flat, as well as ‘possibly’ animal hair.
They also recovered a Fire TV stick, a black nitrate glove, a Walmart receipt with a single Dickies card, two Marshall receipts and a dust canister from the ‘Bissell Power Force’ vacuum cleaner. All items are currently in storage at the Washington State University Police Department.
Authorities said they wanted to see if any hair had been ‘transferred’ to Kohberger and then back into his flat – including the hair of Miss Goncalves’ dog.
Investigators found nothing of note in Kohberger’s office.
It was revealed last week that Kohberger dined at a Greek restaurant, where two of the students he was accused of murder were waitresses.
Mogen and Kernodle have worked at the Mad Greek restaurant in Moscow for many years.
A former employee has now revealed that Kohberger went to the restaurant before their death at least twice and ate vegan pizza.
This revelation is the latest in a series that suggests Kohberger may have been spying on the students.
Pictured: Kohberger’s apartment in Pullman, Washington, was searched by police for evidence for the ongoing investigation into the murders of four Idaho students
The affidavit claims Kohberger (pictured) ‘wrote an essay when applying for an internship at the Pullman Police Department in the fall of 2022’
Multiple fake Instagram accounts claiming to be Kohberger have increased since his arrest late last month, but People Magazine cited a source claiming to be familiar with the industry graduate’s real account. criminology.
The magazine did not name the account, but said it had been removed from the service, a step Instagram’s parent company Meta often takes against suspects in high-profile violent crimes.
Experts also speculated last week that suspect Kohberger may have left the knife sheath at the murder scene to make a calling card.
They also said the ‘brutal’ of the crime suggested he may have killed people before.
Trial Attorney Mercedes Colwin told The Dr. Phil Show that the Kabar sheath found at the crime scene may have been intentionally left there, noting that the act of leaving a personal trail after murder is not uncommon for murderers.
Colwin, who appeared on the show alongside DailyMail.com senior reporter Caitlyn Becker to solve the case, added that it wouldn’t be unusual for a killer, ‘especially if you think you’re smart than others,’ she says Kohberger does.
Jonathan Gilliam, former FBI The agent added that the ‘cruelty’ of the ‘butcher’ made him think it was ‘most likely’ that Kohberger committed a violent crime prior to the Idaho murders.
“I think it’s very likely he was killed before,” he said. ‘Not four, but I think maybe he’s tracked down and potentially killed women before.’