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Untangling the Investigation Into the Idaho College Student Murders

“These murders have shaken our community, and no arrest will ever bring back these young students,” Fry said. “However, we do believe justice will be found through the criminal process.”

On Thursday, police had said that the King Road house remained an active crime scene but the clean-up process to remove potential biohazards or other harmful substances used to collect evidence had begun. Fry said following Kohberger’s arrest that the remediation was on hold per a request from the court. 

Acknowledging the outcry from critics who had accused police of not being forthcoming enough with their findings, Fry told reporters he “100 percent” stood by how the investigation was handled, explaining that they kept “information pertinent to this case very, very tight” to ensure “when this goes to trial that we’ve done everything right.” 

He would not comment on any possible motive for the slayings or whether the suspect and victims knew each other, noting that their investigation was still ongoing and he expected those details would come out at a later date.

Fry said they continued to seek information—”anything and everything”—pertaining to the case, so tips were still welcome.

“This investigation is far from over,” Thompson said. “This is not an ending, but rather a new beginning.” The public’s help was still needed, he said, to “understand fully everything there is to know not only about the individual, but what happened and why.”


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