Published: 16:58 GMT, 9 January 2023 | Updated: 18:37 GMT, 9 January 2023
The father of accused killer Bryan Kohberger was spotted cleaning up debris and shattered glass left on the family’s Pennsylvania property a week after their son’s dramatic arrest at their home.
Ten days later, shards of glass and remnants of the door’s decorative glass panel could still be seen lying near a trash can containing broken window blinds that were also damaged during the bust, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Michael Kohberger at the family’s Pennsylvania home Sunday, dressed in a jeans and gray hoodie emblazoned with the words ‘life is good’ on the back
He was spotted cleaning up the mess left behind from the dramatic SWAT team raid that took place at the family’s Albrightsville, Pennsylvania home on December 30
He was seen tidying up the remaining rubble around the property with a wet/dry shop vacuum
Law enforcement officers descended on the property as soon as a warrant was obtained, breaking down the doors and windows in what the source said was a ‘dynamic entry’
The elder Kohberger, 67, appeared to be faring well despite the horrific charges leveled against his son as he picked up the pieces outside his home.
He was dressed casually in jeans and gray hoodie emblazoned with the words, ‘life is good’ in the back, as he cleaned up the remaining rubble around the property with a wet/dry shop vacuum.
Neither of the alleged murderer’s parents have spoken publicly since his arrest, however, the family is said to be ‘shocked’ that their son is the primary suspect in the murders of the four University of Idaho students that were brutally knifed to death at their off-campus rental house on November 13.
The Kohbergers’ lawyer Jason LeBar said the family believes it is ‘completely out of character’ for the 28-year-old to be accused of butchering roommates Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20.
LeBar told NBC News last week: ‘His family doesn’t believe it to be Bryan. They can’t believe this, they are obviously very shocked.
‘This is certainly completely out of character, the allegations, and really they’re just trying to be supportive – with the understanding that these four families have suffered loss.’
Ten days on, shards of glass and remnants of the door’s decorative glass panel could still be seen lying near a trash can containing broken window blinds that were also damaged during the bust, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
The dramatic raid is a rare tactic only used in cases where this suspect is considered ‘high risk’, according to unsealed court documents
According to unsealed court documents, law enforcement had seen Bryan Kohberger multiple times outside of his parent’s $250,000 Pennsylvania home wearing surgical gloves in the days after the murders
Two weeks before Bryan’s arrest, Michael Kohberger had flown from their home state of Pennsylvania to Washington – where Bryan was a PhD student – to meet his son before Christmas and drive home together
Neither of the alleged murderer’s parents have spoken publicly since his arrest, however, the family is said to be ‘shocked’ that their son is the primary suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students
LaBar said Michael Kohberger had flown from their home state of Pennsylvania to Washington – where Bryan was a PhD student – to meet his son before Christmas and head home together.
They drove back in the white Hyundai Elantra being sought by cops in relation to the murders, it is said.
The pair were pulled over on the I-70 just outside Indianapolis on December 15 with police bodycam footage showing Michael sitting in the passenger seat alongside his son during the traffic stop.
Kohberger had also told LeBar that he believed he would be ‘exonerated’ after he is transferred to Idaho, and has remained ‘calm’.
Damning evidence from a newly-unsealed affidavit on January 5 shows how police were able to link him to the crime scene – after he ‘stalked’ the college home twelve times before the murders, and also returned to the crime scene five hours later.
Kohberger lived eight miles from the murder scene in Moscow, Idaho, and drove the white Hyundai Elantra cops were looking to trace.
Kohberger ‘stalked’ the house of his four victims on twelve occasions before killing them, evidence seems to suggest
The suspect is believed to have driven some 2,300 miles from Moscow to Pennsylvania. He was attending college in nearby Washington State
Kohberger, 28, is accused of murdering Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin on November 13 in the quiet, college town of Moscow, Idaho
And with the help of genetic genealogy, cell phone data, CCTV footage, and evidence left at the crime scene, they were able to hunt down their suspect and charge him with the quadruple murder.
Investigators started tracking Kohberger’s movements across the US, with witnesses claiming that they saw both him and his father getting repairs done to a white Hyundai Elantra on December 16.
The documents describe a tan, leather knife sheath with a button snap and ‘KA-BAR’ and USMC’ insignias being found at the scene
Police then impounded the vehicle from outside his parents’ home when they swooped on the property in Monroe County.
Law enforcement had also seen him multiple times outside of his parent’s $250,000 Pennsylvania home wearing surgical gloves.
Unsealed court documents show the painstaking work done by officers, who matched the DNA found on the sheath to Kohberger’s by comparing it to his father’s DNA – which was a 99.9998 percent match.
Kohberger was seen cleaning the inside and outside of his car, with a law enforcement source adding that he didn’t ‘miss an inch’
The crime took place six weeks ago, 2,500 miles from where Kohberger was arrested
A SWAT team then moved in as soon as a warrant was obtained, breaking down the doors and windows in what the source said was a ‘dynamic entry’.
They added that it was a rare tactic that was only used in cases where this suspect is considered ‘high risk’.
Kohberger appeared in court last Thursday charged with the four murders as well as a felony burglary after being extradited to Idaho.
The criminal justice graduate only spoke to confirm his name and that he had representation during a hearing in Moscow, Idaho.
Kohberger now remains in the local jail after he was denied bail late last week. He faces the death penalty if he is found guilty of the brutal slayings.