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University of Idaho Students Claim They Saw Murder Suspect Bryan Kohberger on Campus Multiple Times

University of Idaho Students Claim They Saw Murder Suspect Bryan Kohberger on Campus Multiple Times

“He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. Just stared”

This story just keeps getting weirder.

The New York Post reports:

‘Staring’ Bryan Kohberger was seen multiple times on University of Idaho campus: students

Three University of Idaho students said they saw quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger lingering on campus in the weeks before the brutal off-campus slayings — and that the creepy loner “was the type to stare.”

One sophomore told People magazine that she saw Kohberger drinking water at the food court of the Student Union as he sat alone.

“He was the type to stare. He wouldn’t look away if you caught him staring. Like he wanted you to notice that he was looking at you,” the student, identified as Chelsea, told the mag.

“He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. Just stared,” she said. “I told my friend to not be suspicious but to look at him, because the eye contact was making me uncomfortable.”

Chelsea added: “It was so weird that we ended up leaving and eating outside, because we wanted to get away from him.”

Another student said she saw Kohberger so often that she assumed the Washington State University PhD student was attending the University of Idaho.

“It’s not a huge school; it’s like a small town,” the unidentified student told People. “So you start seeing the same faces again and again. They become familiar, like you know that you’ve seen them in class or around campus.”

The student described Kohberger as “just really quiet and really intense, staring,” adding that “he made me uncomfortable.”

A third student also told the news outlet that they recognized Kohberger after he was arrested and charged in the Nov. 13 stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at a rental home in Moscow, Idaho.


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Morning Sunshine | February 8, 2023 at 12:57 pm

problem with this is Moscow (University of Idaho) and Pullman (Washington State) are “sister-towns” on the border. Yes, there is a drive between them, But at various times, I have been told that students from one can take classes at the other. the social groups probably overlap, shopping in one town over the other… I bet there are hundreds of students who cross the border any given day and hang out at the other university.
So, I guess my point is “so what?” I didn’t hang out Cornell often, and never without my Cornell friends in tow, but I did. And IC also. And I cannot name all the other colleges’ students that were regular fixtures at Wells.

JackinSilverSpring | February 8, 2023 at 2:54 pm

Staring and being creepy does not add up to murder. Something more tangible than that has to be presented. Stories like this do not move the narrative further.

    healthguyfsu in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | February 8, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    They have a good bit of evidence I’m pretty sure. I dont’ remember exactly what, but it was definitely tangible.

    Stories like this definitely move the narrative. They shouldn’t move the legal proceedings. But the people want to confirm their suspicion, and having people who knew him tell stories is how you do that.
    (It is the inverse in effect when the stories come out about how nice a boy he was, etc. Trying to raise objections that will make you feel better about your suspicions or lack thereof.)

    This story has nothing to do with the trial. These people won’t be testifying.

The thing is, on any given day, I could name about 100 people who might be capable of some sort of extreme act. Heck, pretty much any homeless person in Portland could end up on that list. But the reality is that 99% of them will go through life without ever actually causing a big disturbance, they just unfortunately give off a vibe that creeps people out. So for every whackjob ™ that we do lock up, there would likely be 99 innocents whose only crime is coming off creepy. But everyone just needs their 15 seconds of fame to come out and say “I just knew there was something wrong with him.” And of course, I wonder how many of these same people are currently on another’s “this person creeps me out” list?

I have a friend who visits me in the coffee shop, and at least a half dozen times I need to remind him to not stare at people. He just seems to lack some sort of internal timer, which allows the rest of us to simply glance at something and then look away.

    healthguyfsu in reply to MajorWood. | February 8, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve been known to people watch and even stare at times.

    I don’t go out of my way to make people uncomfortable, but it is also not my job to make others feel safe with my eyes in public.

    99 innocents whose only crime is coming off creepy
    “Well, maybe creeping should be a crime!”
    I’m guessing you heard that in the voice of someone you know…