The University of Idaho after four students found dead in their residence in Moscow, Idaho


  • University of Idaho student Xana Kernodle received a DoorDash delivery at 4 a.m. on Nov. 13
  • She might have been awake and using her phone at approximately 4:12 a.m.
  • Investigators believe that she was murdered alongside her boyfriend between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.

One of the four University of Idaho students killed in November received a DoorDash delivery less than 20 minutes before she was stabbed to death inside her home, according to authorities.

In a probable cause affidavit released Thursday, Moscow, Idaho, police said that Xana Kernodle, 20, received a DoorDash delivery at the house on King Road in Moscow at 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.

Photos taken shortly after the murders showed a Jack in the Box bag marked with the name "Xana" inside the house, the New York Post reported.

Authorities said that Kernodle might have been awake and using the TikTok app at approximately 4:12 a.m. according to a forensic download of the victim's phone.

The 20-year-old was stabbed alongside her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, in her bedroom by 4:25 a.m., according to the affidavit.

Her roommates, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were murdered as they slept on a different floor, the affidavit stated.

Survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, who lived in the same King Road house, said that everybody living in the house was asleep or in their rooms by 4 a.m. except for Kernodle, according to the affidavit.

"D.M. and B.F. both made statements during interviews that indicated the occupants of the King Road Residence were at home by 2 a.m. and asleep or at least in their rooms by approximately 4 a.m. This is with the exception of Kernodle, who received a DoorDash order at the residence at approximately 4 a.m.," police said in the affidavit.

Authorities noted that law enforcement interviewed the unidentified DoorDash delivery driver, who was later eliminated as a suspect.

Mortensen told authorities she heard who she thought was Goncalves saying something to the effect of "there's someone here." The surviving roommate, however, did not see anything after she looked out of her bedroom.

When Mortensen opened the door the second time, she said that she might have heard "crying coming from Kernodle's room" and a man's voice saying something to the effect of "it's ok, I'm going to help you,'" CBS News reported, citing the affidavit.

The survivor told authorities that she saw a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person's mouth and nose walking toward her, as she opened the bedroom door the third time. The person, whom she described as a man standing at either 5 feet 10 inches or taller, did not touch Mortensen.

"The combination of D.M.'s statements to law enforcement, reviews of forensic downloads of records from B.F. and D.M.'s phone, and video of a suspect video as described below leads investigators to believe the homicides occurred between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.," the affidavit said.

Police arrested Bryan Kohberger last week in connection with the four students' deaths.

Kohberger made his first court appearance Thursday in Latah County Court in Idaho, where he was formally charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one charge of felony burglary.

His appearance prompted the release of the previously sealed affidavit.

The murder suspect did not enter a plea, and was ordered held without bail, according to the Washington Post.

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