- Mar 25, 2012
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If I had to guess, I’d speculate that BK was on the radar but put to the side initially because of the discrepancy between model years on the Elantra. In my experience, investigators may come across someone that causes a head tilt, but there’s a piece of exclusionary data that causes them to be disregarded. However, that person isn’t totally disregarded - they’re just put to the side because they own a very similar car and match the physical description, for instance. If his name comes up again in something, it then warrants going back and taking a second look as to why they were initially put to the side.To me, it now looks like they said "Nissan" for 5 days, then (wrong year) Elantra for the remainder (after Nov 25 or thereabouts). I do wonder if Kohberger put the proper year on his paperwork for his parking permit at WSU (some people just guess, not having easy retrieval of car year).
I feel that once they had that Elantra from surveillance, they quickly zeroed in on Kohberger, over in Pullman and made sure the messaging in the pressers was geared to him - the one Elantra owner who wasn't coming forward. Maybe there were a couple not coming forward, but I bet most did come forward. Everyone was looking for it, so I am guessing WSU Campus Police got a few calls about Kohberger's and had him on their radar.
Since almost every police person has encountered "bad cops" who commit crimes (usually not murder, of course), when LE or LE-adjacent persons are on a list of suspects, I believe they get extra scrutiny.
IMO and IME.