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


  • Slain Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves' father said his daughter was worried she "might not find another Jack"
  • Goncalves' father said his daughter was looking for every excuse for her ex-boyfriend to call her
  • Goncalves' sister said her family believed Jack DuCoeur was not the suspect

The family of Kaylee Goncalves, one of the four University of Idaho students stabbed to death by Bryan Kohberger, revealed that she called her ex-boyfriend hours before she was killed.

Steve Goncalves, Kaylee's father, said in his interview with the "Chronicles of Olivia" YouTube channel that his daughter might have been calling her ex-boyfriend Jack DuCoeur to rekindle their relationship.

Steve said his daughter broke up with DuCoeur before she moved to Texas. But she later expressed she "might not ever find another Jack."

In the interview filmed two days before Kohberger's arrest, Steve said Kaylee and DuCoeur remained friends despite falling apart.

But Kaylee was looking "for every excuse for [DuCoeur] to pick up the phone," the Independent reported.

Goncalves family noted that they were "very capable of removing our emotions" for DuCoeur and believed that Kaylee's ex-boyfriend was incapable of committing a crime.

"Even logically, I think a lot of people assume that we're blinded by this individual but contrary to that, we're very capable of removing our emotions for Jack —which is absolute love — and just looking at the situation logically," Alivea Goncalves, Kaylee's sister, said.

"Looking at this individual logically, looking at a pattern of behaviors of him that we have seen throughout five, six years ... In our hearts and in our heads and in every sense of the word, it's just not [plausible that he committed the crime]."

While DuCoeur was ruled out by the police in Moscow, Idaho as the murder suspect, he was vilified online after conspiracy theorists accused him of being the killer.

In December, Brooke Miller, DuCoeur's aunt, told the New York Post that "half of America's" belief that he was the suspect in the killings deeply affected him.

Miller said DuCoeur "not only lost the love of his life," but what could have been his future wife.

Miller added DuCoeur was also struggling with returning to the University of Idaho because of his ex-girlfriend's gruesome death.

New revelations about one of Kohberger's victims came after the suspect waived his right to a speedy preliminary trial to review the evidence presented against him.

Kohberger was accused of killing Idaho college students Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in an off-campus apartment home in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13, 2022.

He was extradited to Idaho from his home state of Pennsylvania to face murder and burglary charges.

Kohberger is expected to make another court appearance on June 26.

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