Bryan Kohberger is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg


  • Bryan Kohberger's former co-worker Rich Pasqua claimed he had used drugs with the murder suspect
  • Pasqua alleged that drug dealers knew would deliver drugs to Kohberger frequently
  • Pasqua said his wife went to school with Kohberger

Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the November 2022 murders of four University of Idaho students, was addicted to heroin and went to a drug rehabilitation facility, his former co-worker has claimed.

Rich Pasqua, a former acquaintance of Kohberger who once worked with him at a pizza shop, told Fox News host Lawrence Jones on Saturday's "Cross Country" that he and the murder suspect were both heroin addicts.

Pasqua claimed he had used drugs with Kohberger, 28, "a couple of times."

"I got six years clean now," Pasqua said. "I work in treatment and everything, but back then I was using. And so that's how I know for a fact he was using. I've got high with him a couple of times and used with him."

Pasqua alleged that drug dealers he knew would deliver drugs to Kohberger frequently.

Kohberger's former co-worker believed the suspect "must have cleaned up" after going to college, adding that Kohberger "was in and out of rehab a couple of times."

Pasqua went on to share more details about his experience with Kohberger, describing him as an "average guy."

Pasqua said he met him through some of his friends, who allegedly told him that Kohberger was "a little weird" and "socially awkward."

When he learned that Kohberger needed a job, Pasqua said he invited him to apply to the pizza shop he was working at. Pasqua said Kohberger got the job, adding that the suspect was "quiet" when he worked with him.

He also revealed that he went to school with Kohberger's sister and that his wife and the suspect both attended the same school.

Pasqua said he never thought Kohberger would kill people as he remembered the suspect's family as being "nice" and "very polite."

Kohberger's friends in high school also claimed that the suspect had struggled with heroin addiction.

One former classmate of Kohberger in Northampton Community College claimed that the suspect would talk "for hours" about his drug addiction and weight loss.

Kohberger, a criminal justice graduate student at Washington State University, is facing four counts of murder and one count of burglary after he was accused of stabbing to death Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, in an off-campus apartment in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13, 2022.

Kohberger is currently detained at the Latah County Jail in Moscow after he was extradited from Pennsylvania following his arrest at his family home on Dec. 30.

Bryan Kohberger leaves after an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg