The affidavit, which was unsealed following Kohberger’s extradition back to Idaho, also disclosed that a phone associated with the suspect was pinged near the home where the murders took place at least 12 times leading up to Nov. 13. Per the filing, “All of these occasions, except for one, occurred in the late evening and early morning hours of their respective days.”
The phone was pinged leaving Kohberger’s home in Pullman, Wash., around 2:47 am on Nov. 13, but stopped reporting to the cellular network after that time, according to the affidavit. It returned to the network around 4:48 am using cellular coverage provided from a state highway south of Moscow, Idaho, before being pinged in Pullman again around 5:30 am
According to the affidavit, the phone’s pings are consistent with video surveillance sightings of a white sedan matching the description of Kohberger’s 2015 white Hyundai Elantra. In footage gathered as part of the investigation, a white sedan was spotted leaving the area of Goncalves, Mogen and Kernodle’s home at a high speed around 4:20 am and was also seen near Kohberger’s home at approximately 5:27 am, per the court docs.
Authorities located Kohberger’s Elantra at his parents’ home when they arrested him there on Dec. 30.