Three University of Idaho students claim they saw murders suspect Bryan Kohberger at student union
Three University of Idaho students said they had seen quadruple murders of Bryan Kohberger at their student union weeks before the murders.
The students told PEOPLE that after Kohberger’s arrest for the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, they recognized him as a loner from the Union Building.
A college student who identified herself as Chelsea, a sophomore, said she saw Kohberger, a student at nearby Washington State University, eating alone in the food court several weeks before the Nov. 13 murders.
“He was the staring type,” she said. “He wouldn’t look away if you caught him staring.
“Like he wanted you to notice he was looking at you. He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. I just stared.’
Three University of Idaho students claimed to have seen Bryan Kohberger (above) several weeks before the gruesome quadruple murders on their campus
The students said they had only seen him in the school’s Student Union building, noting that he stared at people and made them “uncomfortable”
Kohberger attended Washington State University, just eight miles from the University of Idaho
Chelsea told PEOPLE that Kohberger’s look made her “uncomfortable,” and that she and her friends went out to dinner “because we wanted to get away from him.”
Another student at the school said she too felt “uncomfortable” with Kohberger’s gaze after allegedly running into him on campus several times.
She said that because the school is relatively small, she began to recognize people on campus and was sure she had seen Kohberger several times.
“I’ve definitely seen him more than once,” she told PEOPLE. “He was just very quiet and very intense, staring. He made me uncomfortable.’
The alleged sighting of Kohberger on campus comes after police said they believed the quadruple murder suspect spent time on the University of Idaho campus before committing the brutal murders.
The university hired more campus police and increased the number of officers on the scene after the killings, and despite Kohberger’s arrest, officials said increased enforcement will remain in place.
The University of Idaho did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the alleged Kohberger sightings.
Idaho police said the four University of Idaho students were killed in their sleep between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. (Image: Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin)
Kaylee and Madison were found on the top floor of the home in Moscow, Idaho. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a bedroom on the second floor while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke slept on the first floor
The alleged sightings at the University of Idaho wouldn’t mark the first time women have accused Kohberger of making them uncomfortable or driving them away.
Jordan Serulneck, 34, who runs Seven Siren Brewing Company in Kohberger’s native Pennsylvania, said the suspect had problematic interactions with women at his bar.
Serulneck said NBC employees labeled Kohberger in their systems as a man who “makes creepy comments” and said he once called a staffer “ab***h” for rejecting his advances.
Serulneck, from Central Valley, read his staff’s notes on Kohberger and said, “Hey, this guy is making creepy comments, keep an eye on him. He’ll have two or three beers and then get a little too comfortable.”
Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been charged with the murder of four University of Idaho students in their off-campus home on Nov. 13.
Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been charged with the murder of four University of Idaho students.
Officers called to the scene of the bloody crime on November 13 soon discovered a K-Bar knife scabbard next to the bodies of Maddie Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves.
Unsealed court documents show the painstaking work of agents, who matched the DNA on the sheath with Kohberger’s by comparing it to his father’s DNA — which was 99.9998 percent matched and identified through a genetic genealogy website.
Court documents recently revealed that police found a “blood”-covered pillow in Kohberger’s Washington apartment.
A new search warrant, made public on Jan. 17, shows police also found several strands of hair, including a suspected animal hair, a black glove, a computer tower and an unnamed item with a collection of “dark red spots.”