A reddish-brown pillowcase, strands of hair and one black nitrite glove were among the items Washington State University police collected from the apartment Brian Kobergera person accused of killing four college students was killed at an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, according to a search warrant issued Wednesday.
During the search of Koberger’s apartment, animal fur was also found, according to the search warrant. A dog belonging to one of the victims, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and her ex-boyfriend, was found at the Moscow residence when local police officers initially responded to the scene, the search warrant said, and the dog’s fur was one of the items police hoped to find during the search of Koberger’s apartment.
A more elusive item was the murder weapon, which police have yet to find. However, the search warrant stated that on Nov. 13, 2022, an empty knife sheath was found under or near the body of the victim, 21-year-old Madison Mogen, at the crime scene.
In an application for a search warrant, investigators said the King Road residence where the killings occurred had a significant amount of blood spatter, which occurs when droplets are released due to heavy traffic. Police suspected blood would be found on Kochberger’s face, clothing or shoes, the warrant said.
Police also discovered a latent shoe print while processing the crime scene that showed a diamond-shaped pattern similar to that found on Vans shoes, the search warrant showed. There were no blood test results in the search warrant.
In search warrant documents, investigators said they found a leather knife sheath lying on a bed next to one of the victims. The scabbard was later machined and stamped on the outside with Ka-Bar, USMC, and the US Marine Corps in the form of an eagle, globe, and anchor.
An Idaho lab later found a single source of male DNA left on the knife’s scabbard button latch.
Law enforcement sources previously told CBS News that forensics allegedly linked Koberger to a crime scene in Idaho and the affidavit claimed DNA was found on a knife sheath left at the scene of the murders.
Police also collected a computer tower, checks from Walmart and Marshall’s, a dust container from a Bissell Power Force vacuum cleaner and a Fire TV stick with a cord and plug, according to the search warrant.
Police announced Dec. 30 that Koberger was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant in Pennsylvania and extradited to Idaho, where he was official charge with murders.
Police also searched Koberger’s office at Washington State University, just a 15-minute drive from Moscow, Idaho. Koberger was a Ph.D. student in criminology and a teaching assistant who just finished his first semester at WSU, the school the statement said.
The 28-year-old has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of burglary for his alleged role in the murders, Latta County, Idaho, District Attorney Bill Thompson said during press conference after his arrest.