Did Idaho Suspect Bryan Kohberger Post True Crime TikToks About The Murders?!
True crime and “real crime” may have finally collided in the form of a single suspect.
The investigation of brutal murder is quadruple of University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapinand Maddy Mogen took a big step forward on Friday when he was arrested Bryan Kohberger. There’s a lot we still don’t know, including what the PhD student – who didn’t even go to school with them – might have had.
One thing we do know is that Kohberger is a criminology student. That’s an important factor in the latest internet theory on the matter… Let’s face it, the online sleuths haven’t covered themselves in glory when it comes to this investigation. But in this case, the real crime posters are exactly where the suspicion is.
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First, someone uses their hand fish 1972 been posting to TikTok about the murders. Josco said he was “a relative of someone inside the investigation” so he had inside information – but much of what he said was method too specific, things the police wouldn’t know. For example, he says that one of the bodies was placed on top of another in the bed – and that was because that victim woke up and tried to escape. How would the police know that, let alone be friendly to a cop??
The true crime fan doesn’t show his face in the vids, facing his camera at a laptop with news footage of the crime instead. But there is some reflection on the screen – and the man looks a bit like Kohberger, leading many people to believe that he yes josco.
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That video was posted on December 13, the one-month anniversary of the murders. It is certainly a scary thought – that a killer could become cocky (or even nervous?) and start talking about the murders online. See some of the speculation (below):
???? A disturbing video reportedly confirms videos posted by josco1972 on Bryan Kohberger’s TikTok.
— Simon (@Simon83520417) January 1, 2023
But there is a big hole in the theory – Kohberger was arrested in the early hours of December 30. And josco has posted since then … including this one in which he tells responders who accuse him of “deleting” because he’s “un- guilty until proven guilty”:
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Not to mention the fact that most of the posts before the murders were about him Harry styles… it just doesn’t feel like it fits…
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Surprisingly this isn’t the only theory about Bryan reaching out to true crime fans in the weeks after the killings.
Someone called into a so-called live podcast Reportedly by T-REV, using the name “Dave” a couple of weeks ago. A woman saying she was an old friend of Kohberger’s, a woman she called Casey Arntz, she said she recognized a voice as a podcast caller – which actually brought up a whole new theory. Interestingly, Casey’s TikTok has since been deleted. Not just the video in which she claims to be Kohberger’s voice – her entire channel. Hmm…
If this there were Kohberger, it appears that he was trying to use the platform to deceive Internet investigators. “Dave” gave his two cents about the murders, mostly trying to cast doubt on the Idaho fraternity. He said to the host:
“I saw you live earlier this afternoon and I was watching it, this guy, and I, uh, the thing that, what strikes me so strange about all of this is that I live in a college town, and I have been working. with probably uh at least 10 Sigma Chi members and, you know, the one thing that I feel every one of them asked was, ‘If you were going to kill somebody, how would you get away with it?’ And I wonder if, maybe, if this is nothing more than a kid in a fraternity trying to prove himself, and that’s it.”
Sorry, WHAT?! them all asked that? Why would they ask to him that? Maybe because he was a crime expert? Like a grad student? The caller continues:
“Yeah, I don’t know if that’s just like maybe people say trying to have an interesting conversation but just like in my head it’s like this. makes me wonder if it’s a thing in the… in that kind of culture they’re asking to see how smart you are and whatever and what kind of answer you come up with… and someone took it too far.”
The victim Ethan Chapin was a member of the Sigma Chi brotherhood So strange that someone would try to point the finger like that. And with such a strange story, they all ask him that. Even the host was incredulous, replying:
“What kind of dudes would ask you that? That’s the craziest s**t.”
T-REV sent the interaction to Twittersaying he didn’t know if it was true that “Dave” was Kohberger:
I’m the guy who originally had this caller on the phone on my podcast “Allegedly With T-REV” now everyone is saying this is the killer but no i know this is still true so please let everyone know #Idaho4 #idahomicides #IdahoStudentsSuspect #idahosuspect #BryanKohberger pic.twitter.com/koEPrhWyf5
— T-REV (@T_REV757) December 31, 2022
What do you think of these theories? Do people just want to believe that a criminology student was a true crime obsessive? Or is this all too sus??
[Image via Fox 6 News/YouTube/Kaylee Goncalves/Instagram.]