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Idaho Murder Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in the November murder of four University of Idaho students, ending a cross-country search more than 2,000 miles away from where the killings occurred. The slaying, and subsequent lack of motive and apparent leads, left residents in the town of Moscow on edge for roughly seven weeks.

Officers took Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, into custody Friday at his parents' house in eastern Pennsylvania. The suspect was reportedly enrolled in a criminology doctoral program at Washington State University, across the state border and less than 10 miles from the murder scene. It is not clear how or whether he knew the victims.

The four students were killed in the early morning of Nov. 13; each found stabbed to death at an off-campus home. For weeks, police appealed to the public for tips without revealing whether they had identified any suspects. Upon the arrest, officials said they had tracked the suspect after identifying his car and had DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

See profiles of the victims here.

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