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Three University of Idaho students claim they saw murders suspect Bryan Kohberger at student union


Three students at the University of Idaho said they saw quadruple murders suspect Bryan Kohberger at their Student Union weeks before the killings. 

The students told PEOPLE that following Kohberger’s arrest for the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin, they recognized him as a loner from the Union building. 

One student who identified herself as Chelsea, a sophomore, said she saw Kohberger, a student at the nearby Washington State University, eating alone in the food court just weeks before the November 13 slayings. 

‘He was the type to stare,’ she said. ‘He wouldn’t look away if you caught him staring. 

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‘Like he wanted you to notice that he was looking at you. He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. Just stared.’

Three students at the University of Idaho claimed to have seen Bryan Kohberger (above) on their campus just weeks before the grisly quadruple murders

The students said they spotted him alone at the school's Student Union building, noting that he was staring at people and making them 'uncomfortable'

The students said they spotted him alone at the school’s Student Union building, noting that he was staring at people and making them ‘uncomfortable’ 

Kohberger attended Washington State University, just 8 miles from the University of Idaho

Kohberger attended Washington State University, just 8 miles from the University of Idaho

Chelsea told PEOPLE that Kohberger’s stare was making her ‘uncomfortable,’ and that she and her friends left to eat outside ‘because we wanted to get away from him.’ 

Another female student at the school said she, too, grew ‘uncomfortable’ over Kohberger’s stare after allegedly running into him multiple times on campus. 

She said because the school is relatively small, she grew to recognize people around campus and was sure she spotted Kohberger on several occasions. 

‘I definitely saw him more than once,’ she told PEOPLE. ‘He was just really quiet and really intense, staring. He made me uncomfortable.’

The alleged sighting of Kohberger at the campus comes after police said they believed the quadruple murders suspect spent time at the University of Idaho campus before carrying out the brutal killings.   

The university hired more campus police and increased the number of officers on the ground following the murders, and despite Kohbergers arrest, officials said the increased enforcement will remain in place. 

The University of Idaho did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the alleged Kohberger sightings.  

Idaho police said the four University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep between 3am and 4am. (Pictured: Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin)

Idaho police said the four University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep between 3am and 4am. (Pictured: Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin)

The murder house in Moscow, Idaho. Slain housemates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were found on the top floor in their beds. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor

Kaylee and Madison were found on the top floor of the Moscow, Idaho home. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor

The alleged sightings at the University of Idaho wouldn’t be the first time women accused Kohberger of making them uncomfortable or scaring them away. 

Jordan Serulneck, 34, who runs Seven Siren Brewing Company in Kohberger’s native Pennsylvania, said the suspect had problematic interactions with women at his bar.

Serulneck told NBC workers labeled Kohberger in their systems as a guy who ‘makes creepy comments’ and said he once called a staffer ‘a b***h’ for spurning his advances.

Reading his staffers notes on Kohberger, Serulneck, of Central Valley, said: ‘Hey, this guy makes creepy comments, keep an eye on him. He’ll have two or three beers and then just get a little too comfortable.’

Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students in their off campus house on November 13

Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students in their off campus house on November 13 

Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students.

Officers called to the scene of the bloody crime on November 13 quickly discovered a K-Bar knife sheath next to the bodies of Maddie Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves.

Unsealed court documents show the painstaking work done by officers, who matched the DNA found on the sheath to Kohberger’s by comparing it to his father’s DNA – which was a 99.9998 percent match, and identified via a genetic genealogy website.

Court documents recently revealed that police discovered a pillow covered in ‘blood’ in Kohberger’s Washington apartment.

A new search warrant, made public on January 17, shows that police also found several hair strands, including one suspected animal hair, a black glove, a computer tower and one unnamed item with a collection of ‘dark red spots.’





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