Idaho College Murders Timeline: What We Know So Far

After the murder of four University of Idaho students, terror spread throughout the city of Moscow and then crept outwards as the killer remained on the loose for more than a month.

March 09, 2023
This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students.

Bryan Kohberger has been charged with the murders of four University of Idaho college students: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20.

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A quadruple homicide on Nov. 13, 2022, has left far more questions than answers as details come out about the alleged killer, Bryan Kohberger, and the possible motive that the PhD student may have had when he killed Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at the off-campus house.

The Idaho College Murders, airing at 10/9c on ID on Sunday, March 12, will dive into the facts surrounding the case in an attempt to answer the question on everyone’s mind: How did this happen?

Here is the timeline of everything we know about the case so far:

Late October 2022

Kohberger, a PhD student in criminology, reportedly sent several unanswered messages to one of the victims on social media.

Nov. 12, 2022

The victims went out to a party and a bar that Saturday night, and Mogen and Goncalves were seen on surveillance footage at a food truck.

Nov. 13, 2022

The victims were murdered in the early morning hours. Mogen, Goncalves, and Kernodle were residents of the home. Chapin was staying overnight with his girlfriend, Kernodle. Two other roommates were home at the time but were unharmed. Authorities believe they were murdered between 3 and 4 a.m. The 911 call came in from a surviving roommate around noon.

From left to right: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle.

On Nov. 13, 2022, four University of Idaho college students were murdered in their home, while two of their roommates were left unharmed. Police don’t yet have suspects or answers in this mysterious mass killing.

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Nov. 17, 2022

The Latah County, Idaho, coroner officially ruled the deaths a homicide via stabbing.

Nov. 30, 2022

The University of Idaho hosted a vigil for the slain students. GoFundMe campaigns for the students’ families raised tens of thousands of dollars in the aftermath of the murders. Memorial scholarships were also established.

Dec. 7, 2022

Police ask for help finding a white Hyundai Elantra that had been seen near the scene of the crime. When Kohberger was arrested later in December, a white Hyundai was seized.

Dec. 15, 2022

Kohberger was stopped twice in Indiana for traffic violations, according to the New York Times. Both times, he was let go with a warning.

Dec. 30, 2022

Jan 1, 2023

The Kohberger family issued a statement saying they were sad for the victims and would cooperate fully with law enforcement.

Jan. 3, 2023

Kohberger agreed to be extradited to Idaho after an extradition hearing in Pennsylvania.

Jan 4, 2023

Kohberger arrived in Idaho and was taken into custody by authorities there. He is being held without bond in the Latah County Jail on four counts of murder and one count of burglary.

Jan 12, 2023

Kohberger appeared in court for a preliminary hearing, and his attorney asked that the hearing be set for June.

June 26, 2023

Kohlberger will appear in court for a probable cause hearing. The hearing is expected to last about five days.

For more on this case, tune into The Idaho College Murders on March 12 at 10/9c on ID or stream on discovery+.

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