On Tuesday, the FBI went back to the Moscow, Idaho residence where Bryan Kohberger is accused of killing four college students in November 2022. On November 13, 2022, at around four in the morning, Kohberger is said to have invaded the Moscow, Idaho home
where the University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Ethan Chapin were killed. The trial for Kohberger was originally set for October, but during a court hearing in August, the murder suspect gave up his right to a prompt trial, which caused the trial to be considerably delayed.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the University of Idaho stated that because Kohberger’s trial had been “delayed indefinitely,” the prosecution and investigators had requested access to the King Road home where the murders were committed.
FBI Returns to Idaho House in Murder Case with Extended Timeline for Visual Evidence
The FBI was in the house on Tuesday to gather further evidence, according to the university, with an amended trial schedule.
The FBI is on the scene today, Tuesday, October 31, and Wednesday, November 1, by the new extended timeline, to gather information for the creation of audiovisual exhibits, a physical model of the home where Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves were murdered, and other documents.
The university was informed that the visual displays require several months to construct and were not practical within the constraints of an October experiment. The FBI is using this extended trial timetable to collect its own measurements and photographs now that the private property has been removed from the premises, even though the measurements and details required to create a model were acquired during the first investigation,” the statement says.
According to the university, the plywood covering the house will be removed while evidence is gathered and then replaced after the task is finished.
Both the defence department and the office of the prosecutor informed the families of those murdered and survivors of the decision.
University of Idaho Delays House Demolition Amid Legal Controversy
The university said that while it still plans to demolish the house, it will not happen this term. In addition to announcing the demolition of the house and the establishment of a “healing garden” in memory of the four deaths, the University of Idaho announced in February.
The family lawyer for Kaylee Goncalves, Shanon Gray, had previously expressed disapproval of the demolition of the property, arguing that it contained vital evidence for the case.
“The house itself has enormous proof value as well as having the largest, along with one of the most important pieces of proof in the case,” Gray said.
Gray claimed that after first seeking input from the relatives of the victims on the demolition of the home, the University of Idaho “continued to ignore their views and follow their self-interests.”