(Republicaninformer.com)- The suspect in the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students in November was pulled over by law enforcement in Indiana at the request of an FBI surveillance team that was tailing him to see if he had any injuries, unnamed sources alleged.
According to a report in the UK Daily Mail, sources claim that the FBI surveillance team tailing Bryan Kohberger wanted to know if he had any injuries that would be consistent with the victims defending themselves during the November 13 attack.
According to “sources,” police in Indiana stopped Kohberger twice on December 15 at the request of the FBI.
Fox News reported last Thursday that a source within law enforcement said the FBI team wanted images of Kohberger’s hands to check them for cuts and bruises possibly sustained during the murders. However, the footage did not show any marks on the suspect.
It was believed that the knife used in the murders likely dulled quickly, which would have required the attacker to use more physical force, increasing the chances of injury to the hands.
Fox News posted video footage from the Hancock County Police Department showing the traffic stop when Bryan Kohberger and his father were pulled over for speeding on December 15.
However, the FBI denied the claims.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, the FBI said the two traffic stops on December 15 “were not requested or directed by the FBI.”
Kohberger, a teaching assistant and Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminal Justice at Washington State University, was arrested on December 30 by Pennsylvania police and agents from the FBI at his parent’s home in Albrightsville, PA.
Last Thursday, Kohberger appeared in a Moscow, Idaho court for the first time for the formal reading of the charges against him. He will appear in court again on January 12 for a status hearing. His arraignment date has not yet been scheduled.