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The suspect in a quadruple homicide on the University of Idaho campus was stopped twice by police in Indiana on Dec. 15.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Dec. 30 and charged with four counts of murder and one count of felony burglary.

Kohberger was driving from his apartment near Washington State University to his family home in Pennsylvania weeks after the high-profile murders when he was pulled over twice while passing through Indiana. The interactions with police were caught on bodycam video, as he was let off with a warning each time.

Authorities in Idaho had released very little information publicly at the time of the stops, only asking for the public’s help in identifying a white Hyundai Elantra that had been seen in the area. Police announced they were sorting through registrations for 22,000 registered Elantras from the model years 2011 to 2013.

Kohberger had also been issued new plates days after the murders, according to a report by The New York Times and others on Wednesday.

Authorities had not publicly released any description of a suspect in the case at the time of the stops.

Did the FBI tell Indiana police to stop the Idaho murder suspect?

Fox News reported the FBI had directed police in Indiana to make the stops in order to see the suspect’s hands, but the FBI denied that report on Thursday.

“Contrary to reports, the December 15th traffic stops conducted on the vehicle being driven by Bryan Kohberger in Indiana were not requested or directed by the FBI,” the agency said in a statement to media outlets.

The latest on the Idaho murder case

Court documents released on Thursday shed new light on the investigation and what lead to the arrest.

A roommate in the house told authorities she saw a tall, masked man in black inside their home at the time of the early morning attacks, the documents said.

Police also said they zeroed in on Kohberger through a combination of DNA evidence left on a large knife sheath found at the scene of the attacks, trash collected from his parents’ Pennsylvania home, surveillance video, cell phone records and license-plate readers that tracked his car on a cross-country drive.

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Investigation is ongoing

Prosecutors and police said they were still seeking information from the public, and urged anyone who had information about Kohberger or the case to contact tipline@ci.moscow.id.us or 208-883-7180.

USA TODAY contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Watch: Indiana police stop Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger twice

 

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