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New book makes bone-chilling revelations about Bryan Kohberger’s real target in University of Idaho murders

Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, leaves after an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

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A bone-chilling new book claims to reveal the true target of the infamous University of Idaho murders – and unravels how suspect Bryan Kohberger’s family allegedly grew suspicious of him before his bombshell arrest.

Kohberger, 29, was looking to kill 21-year-old college senior Madison Mogen when he broke into the off-campus house in Moscow on Nov. 13, 2022, journalist Howard Blum suggests in his new book, “When the Night Comes Calling: A Requiem for the Idaho Student Murders.”

“I think Maddie was his target,” Blum told ABC News of the heinous crime.

When Kohberger, 29, allegedly first entered the house, he walked right past two other housemates’ rooms and made a beeline for Mogen’s, Blum said.

“If he was just on a killing spree, it would have been natural, instinctive, to go to one of those doors,” the writer opined.

“Instead he goes up this narrow staircase and he turns directly into Maddie’s room.”

Kohberger – who was pursuing a doctorate in criminology at Washington State University in Pullman at the time of the killings – allegedly found Mogen in her bed with her best friend, Kaylee Goncalves.

The suspect is accused of viciously stabbing both girls to death before also killing their housemate, Xana Kernodle, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin.

The other roommates – Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen – discovered the bloody scene hours later, and alerted police.

The killings went unsolved for over a month before Kohberger was arrested at his parents home in Pennsylvania on Dec. 30.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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