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Moscow Police believe suspect acted alone

MOSCOW, Idaho (KIFI) – [UPDATE 12/31/22 9:10 p.m. MST] Moscow Police on Saturday saying they believe Bryan Kohberger acted alone. They do not plan on making any additional arrests at this time.

Police have determined the white Hyundai Elantra belongs to Kohberger. They say they had tracked him for several days as he drove across the country. The car is now in police custody.

Moscow Police also saying his DNA was found at the crime scene.

Kohberger was taken into custody in his home state of Pennsylvania on Friday in the early morning hours. He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

Moscow police are now looking for information about Kohberger from the public. They are still looking for answers into a possible motive and the murder weapon.

Kohberger's attorney, Jason LaBar, says he intends to waive his extradition hearing to prepare for his transport back to Idaho.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

[Breaking news update, published at 11:32 a.m. ET]

A suspect was taken into custody in connection with the investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students, two federal law enforcement sources confirm to CNN.

[Original story, published at 10:59 a.m. ET]

The Moscow Police Department in Idaho will hold a news conference Friday afternoon to announce developments in the investigation into the killings of four University of Idaho students.

The police department's announcement of the news conference at 1 p.m. local time (4 p.m. ET) comes a day after police said they have received about 20,000 tips through more than 9,025 emails, 4,575 phone calls, and 6,050 digital media submissions, while having conducted over 300 interviews in the case of the four students slain in an off-campus home.

No suspect, motive or weapon has been identified.

The students, Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle's boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20; were likely asleep when they were each stabbed multiple times in the early hours of November 13, authorities have said. Some of the victims had defensive wounds, a coroner has said.

The killings shocked the small college town, its first murder in seven years.

"Investigators believe someone has information that adds context to what occurred on the night of the murders and continue requesting additional pictures, video, and social media content. Our focus remains on the investigation, not an individual's activities displayed in the tip," the update said.

Police say the search continues for the white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra thought to have been near the home early on November 13.

The home where the killings occurred will be cleaned up but remain an active crime scene under police control, authorities said Thursday.

Moscow police say they have worked with a property management services company to remove "potential biohazards and other harmful substances used to collect evidence," the update said. The home will be turned over to the property management company.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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