Prosectors in Bryan Kohberger murder case granted access to crime scene residence as demolition looms

MOSCOW, Idaho – The prosecution team in the case against alleged murderer Bryan Kohberger was granted access Thursday to the house and gruesome crime scene where four University of Idaho students were brutally stabbed to death last year.

Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were murdered in an off-campus residence referred to as the “King Road house” on Nov. 13, 2022.

Prosecutors did not provide a specific reason for visiting the home nor specific actions being taken while there, according to a statement from the University of Idaho.

After the trial of primary suspect, Bryan Kohberger, was “delayed indefinitely” in October, several entities involved in the case were given permission to go inside the home to gather more information on the scene of the crime in preparation of the pending trial. Over the past two months, the FBI, prosecution and defense have entered and examined the house.

At the time of the murders, the home was being rented out by an individual to three of the four students killed. The owner of the house gave the property to the University of Idaho the following spring. The university then made the decision to demolish the home to eliminate the grisly reminder of the murders that occurred there.

Kohberger is charged with first-degree murder and felony burglary in the killings of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen. The four University of Idaho students were murdered in an off-campus residence referred to as the “King Road house” on Nov. 13, 2022.

Incidentally, the University of Idaho plans to construct a memorial called “Vandal Healing Garden and Memorial” on campus in memory of the victims. The university mentioned that it’s planning is in response to the families’ concerns and delayed the demolition of the home.