As 2022 ends, we may have an answer on one of the most brutal crimes of the year that shattered an entire town and left the nation looking for answers. Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of four University of Idaho students only one hour away from New York.

Police arrested Bryan Christopher Kohberger in relation to the deaths of 4 University of Idaho students.
Monroe County Correctional Facility

28-year-old Bryan Christopher Kohberger was taken into custody Friday, December 30 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Monroe County is less than 50 miles from Point Jervis, NY.

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There was a warrant out for Kohberger's arrest on four counts of first-degree murder and one of felony burglary. Kohberger is a graduate student at Washington State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, according to CNN.

Authorities believe the four victims, each in their early 20s, were murdered in their sleep on November 13. According to the coroner's office, all bodies had multiple stab wounds. The grisly crime terrified the residents of Moscow, Idaho. With a killer on the loose and with no idea if they would strike again, many students left before the end of term.

Kohberger's white Hyundai Elantra was traced down after being seen in the area of the killings. Authorities say traces of Kohberger's DNA were found at the crime scene. Police received about 20,000 tips and conducted over 300 interviews.

The FBI, Idaho State Police, and Pennsylvania State Police worked together after suspecting Kohberger was headed east. Kohberger will have an extradition hearing that could send him back to Idaho to stand trial on January 3.

12 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- March 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 3/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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