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


  • Bryan Kohberger reportedly asked a neighbor if they heard about the Idaho student murders days after the crime
  • The suspect suggested that the murders might be a "crime of passion"
  • Few details were released about the case at the time of the conversation

A neighbor of Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022, had a "bad feeling" about him.

In an interview on Fox Nation's "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace," one of Kohberger's neighbors said that the murder suspect asked him if he had heard about the Idaho case in the days following the killings.

"Yeah," the neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, replied. "He's like, 'Yeah, it seems like they don't have any leads.'"

Kohberger reportedly brought up an early theory that the murders were a "crime of passion." The neighbor told the true-crime podcast that the interaction ended shortly after that.

The neighbor's wife reportedly said that she had a "bad feeling" about Kohberger after the suspect's father asked them if they would be friends with Kohberger while they were moving into the apartment.

"It's like setting up a play date," Grace said on "Fox & Friends" Monday. "And at some point, the neighbor's wife said, 'Don't bring [Kohberger] back. I've got a bad feeling. Do not have him back in this apartment.'"

Details about the murder were not yet released at the time of Kohberger's conversation with his neighbor.

Authorities only released the details of the investigation after Kohberger was arrested at his family's home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 30, 2022.

A probable cause affidavit was later released after Kohberger's first court appearance on Jan. 5.

Kohberger is facing four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary in connection with the killings of Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, inside their King Road apartment in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13, 2022.

If found guilty, Kohberger could face life imprisonment or the death penalty.

The affidavit released earlier by authorities contained details supporting Kohberger's arrest, including his phone history and DNA evidence.

"The DNA puts him not just in the house but, literally, in the bed where two victims were found," former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe earlier told CNN. "It's absolutely the most critical piece of evidence."

The DNA profile obtained from the knife sheath found at the crime scene reportedly matched a DNA profile obtained from the trash outside Kohberger's house in Pennsylvania.

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