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Idaho Murder Suspect Was Trying To Conceal DNA by Removing Trash

Idaho Murder Suspect Was Trying To Conceal DNA by Removing Trash

The suspect has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary.

The Idaho murder suspect was found removing items with his DNA from the family trash. This would make sense why DNA was not found in an earlier investigation of the trash days before his arrest.

Ashe Schow at Daily Wire reports: 

Police in Pennsylvania found the 28-year-old man suspected of killing four University of Idaho students in his parent’s kitchen, digging through trash when he was arrested, prosecutors revealed.

Monroe County First Assistant Michael Mancuso told BRC 13 that the suspect, who is not being named per Daily Wire policy, “was found awake in the kitchen area dressed in shorts and a shirt [and] wearing latex medical type gloves and apparently was taking his personal trash and putting it into … separate zip lock baggies.”

Mancuso implied that the suspect was removing the trash to conceal his DNA. Investigators had been surveilling the home for weeks prior to the suspect’s arrest, and during that time, they searched the trash cans outside.

“A trash pull that was done days before recovered DNA profiles but not from him, only from his family members,” Mancuso told the outlet.


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What? I thought everyone did this?

    henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | March 10, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    There are more people regularly doing grosser things than you may imagine.
    For example, this tip, on how not to clog up your RV plumbing with toilet paper.

What sort of policy doesn’t allow publishing the name of an adult who has been arrested and formally charged with multiple murders?

    NotCoach in reply to Rabel. | March 10, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Many publications do this nowadays in order not to promote the accused. It started some years back for some mass shooters. The thinking is that these people want their names to be publicized, but in this particular case I think it is a little weird. The quote is from the Daily Wire. It is the author of said quote making this decision, based on Daily Wire internal policies, not law enforcement.

    henrybowman in reply to Rabel. | March 10, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    it’s called the Some Asshole Initiative.
    No sarc.

      markm in reply to henrybowman. | March 13, 2023 at 1:23 am

      That idea is at least 40 years old, under a different insulting name that wouldn’t get the FCC worked up about bad words on the air. See the story “Very Proper Charlies” by Dean Ing.