Idaho murder suspect’s neighbor recalls eerie moment of ‘normal conversation’: ‘You heard about these murders?’

Fox Nation host Nancy Grace interviewed a neighbor of Bryan Kohberger, the suspected killer of four Idaho university students, who had a “normal conversation” with him where he creepily asked about the murders.

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Evidently, the suspect initiated the conversation. One of his neighbors would go on to say they had a “bad feeling” about Kohberger.

All four students who were killed were roommates who went to the University of Idaho in Moscow. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death in the early hours of Nov. 13 while reportedly in their beds.

Kohberger is a Ph.D. student in criminology at nearby Washington State University. He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary but is claiming he is innocent of the slayings despite a growing mountain of evidence against him. He has not entered a plea yet.

“He actually says, ‘Have you heard about the murders?’” Grace asked Kohberger’s neighbor, who didn’t want his identity revealed or to be connected to the suspected killer in any way.

“Yeah,” the neighbor answered. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, it seems like they don’t have any leads.'”

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The neighbor went on to tell the host of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” that the police believed it was a “crime of passion.” The conversation ended not long after that remark.

Grace sat down for an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday concerning the case. She noted that Kohberger’s father asked if the neighbor would be friends with his son while the suspect moved into his apartment.

“It’s like setting up a play date,” Grace remarked to Fox News host Lawrence Jones. “And at some point, the neighbor’s wife said, ‘Don’t bring [Kohberger] back. I’ve got a bad feeling. Do not have him back in this apartment.’”

Grace posited that although Kohberger’s father has been described as a straightforward, friendly, talkative person, he could very well have been aware of the murders and somehow rationalized that it could not have been his son.

“We all see our own children with blinders on, so I don’t know how much he knew but didn’t want to know,” she commented.

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Kaylee Goncalves’ parents revealed at the same time the neighbor’s comments surfaced in the interview that she had moved out of the house when the murders occurred. She was evidently visiting her friend there for the weekend.

“She wasn’t even supposed to be there,” Grace sadly recounted.

Gonclaves was going to take an IT job in Austin, Texas. She returned to her Alma mater for a party that weekend and to show her best friend Madison Mogen her new car. Both would tragically lose their lives later that night.

“I’m also learning that it could be evidentiary and that she may not have been the target unless he was watching her on social and knew she was coming back,” Grace pointed out.

“That is heartbreaking because she almost missed the entire incident,” she concluded.

If found guilty, Kohberger could face life imprisonment or the death penalty.


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