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Pennsylvania police seized "medical-style gloves" and flashlight from home of Idaho murders suspect, search warrant reveals

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Law enforcement officials seized dark clothing, medical gloves, a flashlight and other items from a Pennsylvania home where they arrested a graduate student charged with stabbing four University of Idaho students to death, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Pennsylvania State Police swabbed Bryan Kohberger's DNA and seized a silver flashlight, four "medical-style gloves," a white Arizona Jean Co. T-shirt, a black Champion sweatshirt, a pair of black-and-white size 13 Nike shoes, black Under Armour socks, black Under Armour shorts and black Under Armour boxers, according to an inventory of the items.

The significance of the items, if any, was not immediately clear.

The records were made public Tuesday, two months after Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kohberger at his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania.

Kohberger, a 28-year-old former doctoral student at Washington State University, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and burglary in connection with the stabbing deaths in Moscow, Idaho.

The bodies of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were found on Nov. 13, 2022, at a rental home across the street from the University of Idaho campus. The slayings shocked the rural Idaho community and neighboring Pullman, Washington, where Kohberger was a graduate student studying criminology at Washington State University.

A roommate who lived in the home where the attack took place has told authorities she was awakened in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, opened her bedroom door and saw a masked figure clad in black clothing walking past her.

Kohberger's preliminary hearing is scheduled for late June. He has yet to enter a plea.

Additional warrants from Kohberger's arrest in Pennsylvania are due to be made public Wednesday.

Investigators seized stained bedding, strands of what looked like hair and a single glove — but no weapon — when they searched Kohberger's Washington state apartment, according to documents released in January.

In a search warrant application from Washington State University police unsealed in January, investigators detailed that the King Road residence where the murders occurred contained a significant amount of blood splatter, which occurs when drops are released due to intense motion. Police suspected blood would be found on Kohberger's person, clothing or shoes, the warrant said.

Police also found a latent shoe print while processing the crime scene, which showed a diamond-shaped pattern similar to the one found on Vans shoes, the search warrant revealed. No results from blood testing were reported in the search warrant.  

In the search warrant documents, investigators said they had located a tan leather knife sheath laying on the bed next to one of the victims. The sheath was later processed and had Ka-Bar, USMC and the United States Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor insignia stamps on the outside of it. 

The Idaho State Lab later located a single source of male DNA left on the button snap of the knife sheath. 

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