The survivor of one of the worst crime scenes Idaho police have ever seen told authorities she heard Bryan Kohberger say something chilling during the murders, CNN reports. The witness, named only as D.M. in an affidavit, revealed what happened on the night Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin were murdered.
D.M. shared that she woke up around 4 a.m. when she heard a noise that “sounded like Goncalves playing with her dog in one of the upstairs bedrooms.” However, she didn’t see anything when she opened her door. She did, however, hear a voice that she thought was Goncalves saying “there’s someone here” or something similar.
She then opened the door a second time when she heard what sounded like “crying coming from Kernodle’s room.” She didn’t go to investigate, but did say she next heard a man’s voice saying “something to the effect of … ‘It’s okay, I’m going to help you.'”
The next time she heard crying, she looked out of her room a third time and saw “a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person’s mouth and nose walking towards her.” She described the man, believed to be Kohberger, as “not very muscular, but athletically built with bushy eyebrows.”
D.M. went on to say that she remained frozen in fear in her bedroom doorway as the man walked right by her and exited the house via a sliding glass door. The witness then locked herself in the bedroom.
It’s believed the victims all returned home by 2 a.m. and were in their rooms by 4 a.m. Only a few hours later, all four were found dead in two bedrooms. Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania and extradited to Idaho, where he appeared in court on January 5.