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Police seize knives and gun during search of Kohberger's family home, car

Search warrants have been unsealed in Pennsylvania detailing the items police found in Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger's car and parent's house.

ALBRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — New search warrants have been released in Pennsylvania, detailing what police found when searching the home that belonged to the parents of Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger, along with items seized from his car.

Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania on Dec. 30, 2022, for his alleged role in the deaths of Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen. The four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death in their Moscow home on Nov. 13, 2022.

The list of items taken from his parent's home includes:

  • Knife
  • Book with underlining on page 118
  • AT&T bill for Bryan C. Kohberger
  • Glock 22 Gen 5 .40 caliber
  • Smith & Wesson pocket knife
  • Folder containing vehicle paperwork
  • Acer Laptop
  • Green leafy substance in green container
  • Documents
  • Green leafy substance in plastic bag
  • White paper with password
  • Power cable
  • Cell phone
  • Three Glock .40 caliber magazines (empty)
  • Books
  • Black face masks
  • Prescription
  • Black gloves
  • 1 black hat, 1 black mask
  • Personal identifying documents
  • New balance shoes
  • Dark colored jacket
  • Other clothing
  • Clear plastic glove
  • Asus Laptop with damage
  • HP Laptop with damage
  • Record of sale for Glock 22
  • Criminal Psychology Book
  • Documents and DeSales University notebook
  • Multiple black gloves
  • Washington State University paperwork
  • Shop Vac
  • Note to dad from Bryan
  • Taylor cutlery knife with leather sheath

The search warrant details several other items including notebooks, clothing, and electronics.

Read the full warrants for Kohberger's car and home.

A second search warrant details the items that police seized from Kohberger's car that he drove across the country from Washington State University to Pennsylvania with his dad.

Items seized from the car include:

  • Swabs
  • Loose change
  • Gloves
  • Receipts
  • Insurance & registration
  • Hiking Boots
  • Tire irons
  • Shovel
  • Goggles
  • Floor mats
  • Reflective vest
  • Used water bottles
  • Wrench
  • Door Panel
  • Seats and cushions
  • Phone Charger
  • Band Aid
  • Maps
  • Documents

The search warrant details several other items including a seatbelt, visor, and wrappers.

Other court documents unsealed earlier this week detailed other items that police seized at Kohberger's family's home. 

  • 1 defiant silver flashlight
  • 4 medical-style gloves
  • A white Arizona Jean Co. large T-shirt
  • A large black Champion sweatshirt with a Washington State University Cougars logo on it
  • A pair of black and white size 13 Nike shoes
  • A pair of black Under Armor socks
  • Large black Under Armor shorts
  • Large black Under Armor boxers
  • 1 buccal swab- a DNA swab from the inside of Kohberger's cheek

Criminology expert Chris Bertram says on paper, most of the items don't catch his attention.

"In this case, you know, there seems like there are items that may have minimal value to us," Bertram said.

But, he says investigators likely took more than what they needed because you never know what may lead to a break in the investigation.

Three different knives were collected, including a pocket knife and Taylor cutlery knife.

"I carry a pocket knife every day, you know, that, you know, maybe out of habit just having a pocket knife on you," Bertram said. "The pocket knife may or may not be involved, there are other things that may or may not be involved."

They also took a laptop, cellphone and other electronics.

"Computers are a vast amount of information as to what's stored on there," Bertram said. "What's been researched on there."

But, Bertram says the items found in the car were the most interesting.

"If that vehicle was used, which we believe it was, may have been, you know, used to transport him over to the to the scene, there is a possibility that there may be trace evidence that was left, you know, something that got on his foot, and it was transferred to the pedal," Bertram said.

Police also served a search warrant for Kohberger's apartment in Pullman. The items police found there include multiple hair strands, a nitrile-type black glove, and two reddish-brown stained cuts from an uncased pillow. 

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