Suspected killer Bryan Kohberger has sent investigators, hired by his defense team in Idaho, to the home where the quadruple slaying took place.
Three men and two women arrived at the property on King Road in Moscow at around noon, according to Fox News.
They reportedly spent around 45 minutes taking video footage inside and outside the property.
Four of the investigators then left the property, but a crime scene reconstruction analyst remained.
It is unclear if Kohberger will be represented by a public or private lawyer. However, it is unusual for defense attorneys paid by the state to create a reconstruction of the crime scene.
Meanwhile, Kohberger’s parents have insisted they don’t have the money for a private attorney.
Three men and two women arrived at the property on King Road in Moscow at around noon on Tuesday
Bryan Kohberger has ordered his defense team to hire a private investigator, who was seen at the home where the slayings of four students took place
Kohberger. a criminal justice graduate student, 28, was arrested Friday in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20, on November 13.
He was being represented by a public defender during his extradition hearing in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon, and was seen in public for the first time wearing a red prison-issued jumpsuit. He was handcuffed but not shackled.
He waived his extradition during the hearing and is expected to be transported back to the college town within 72 hours.
The investigation of the house comes after the court ordered a clean-up mission to be halted, when it was announced that authorities had made an arrest in the chilling case.
Photos show that an Idaho State Police trooper accompanied the group, but the lawyer in Idaho representing Kohberger has yet to be identified.
Ex-homicide detective and attorney Ted Williams said: ‘The fact that Bryan Kohberger’s attorney has brought in private investigators to go throughout this crime scene leads me to believe that he is definitely going to mount a strong defense.’
Chief of Moscow Police James Fry confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the clean-up plan was called off because of a court order linked to the arrest of Bryan Kohberger
Kohberger’s therapist sister, Melissa, attended the extradition hearing on Tuesday with her parents
The suspect’s father, Michael Kohberger, is shown arriving at the courthouse in a summer hat to obscure his face
Kohberger’s public defender in Pennsylvania, Jason LaBar, said that the alleged killer expects to be ‘exonerated’ – with his family standing by him.
He claims that the family think it is ‘completely out of character’ for him to be accused of the bloody slayings.
The PhD student was arrested at his parents’ house, with his relatives among those in court in Stroudsburg on Tuesday.
They had covered their faces with Covid masks, hats and hoods to evade the media.
A woman, believed to be Kohberger’s sister, comforts his mother as they arrive at court
Kohberger arrived at a court in Pennsylvania several hours early
Bryan Kohberger arrives at Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, for an extradition hearing on Tuesday. He is accused of murdering the four Idaho students found stabbed to death on November 13
LaBar said his family believe that he is innocent, despite investigators claiming they had matched his DNA to a sample found at the scene.
The victims’ families are eagerly awaiting Kohberger’s extradition, and for the probable cause affidavit to become public.
Investigators started tracking Kohberger’s movements across the US, with witnesses claiming that they saw both him and his father getting repairs done to a white Hyundai Elantra on December 16.
Police then impounded the vehicle from outside his parents’ home when they swooped on the property in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.
On Friday, the criminal justice graduate student was arrested in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20
Heavy security around the Monroe County, Pennsylvania, courthouse before Kohberger arrived for his hearing
It is understood that the alleged killer will be returned to Idaho within 72 hours of the extradition hearing.
Kohberger had previously studied under a professor in Pennsylvania known for her expertise on serial killers, and was studying criminology at Washington State University at the time of the slayings.
Investigators in Moscow, Idaho, have yet to outline a motive, but those who knew Kohberger say he had a deep interest in the psychology of criminals.
Friends from high school claim that he struggled with heroin addiction in his younger years but appeared to have moved past it.
Kohberger earned a psychology degree at community college in 2018, before studying psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University.
Graduate PhD student Kohberger had previously studied under a professor in Pennsylvania known for her expertise on serial killers and was studying criminology at Washington State University at the time of the slayings
Kohberger earned a psychology degree at community college in 2018, before studying psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University
He was taught in part by renowned forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland, who wrote the books ‘The Mind of a Murderer’ and ‘How to Catch a Killer’.
Ramsland has declined to comment, but spent decades researching serial killers and mass murderers – and is best known for developing a close relationship with serial murderer Dennis Rader – known as BTK.
Federal and state investigators are now combing through his background, financial records and electronic communications as they work to identify a motive and build the case.
The victims’ families are eagerly awaiting Kohberger’s extradition, and for the probable cause affidavit to become public
Investigators started tracking Kohberger’s movements across the US, with witnesses claiming they saw both him and his father getting repairs done to a white Hyundai Elantra on December 16
He was arrested after being tracked by the FBI for four days near his parents’ home in Pennsylvania, with authorities narrowing down the suspect from genetic genealogy
The investigators are also interviewing people who knew Kohberger, including those at Washington State University.
Kohberger may face the death penalty in the state – in which his family claim they can’t afford to hire an attorney to fight.
Investigators are still trying to locate the murder weapon – which they believe was a large knife – more than six weeks after the murders.
Kohberger’s family asked for privacy during this time as they cooperate with law enforcement to get to the bottom of the case.
Moscow Chief of Police James Fry refused to rule out that the killer had an accomplice.