Idaho crime: former FBI deputy director does not rule out earlier killings by alleged perpetrator

Chris Swecker, a former federal agency executive, compared Bryan Kohberger to serial killer Ted Bundy in a recent podcast.

The Idaho crime continues to be on everyone's lips. After the death of four university students in Moscow and one thousand clues that seemed to lead to nothing, the police managed to arrest a suspect, Bryan Kohberger. The alleged offender was hiding at his parents' residence, in western Pennsylvania, and was charged with the murder of the young students.

Following this, former FBI Deputy Director Chris Swecker gave an interview on the podcast John Solomon Reports. It was there where he said he did not rule out that Kohberger, who was pursuing his doctorate in criminology at the University of Washington, had killed before:

I hate to say this because it sounds so grim, but I don't think this is the first time he's ever killed. I think the FBI is probably scouring the area around Pennsylvania where he spent a lot of time.

Ted Bundy

The former manager went so far as to compare Kohberger to another notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. According to him, the vast majority of experts in behavioral analysis consider the Idaho crime and those committed by Bundy to be quite similar:

Most of the the behavioral scientists will tell you that there's an urge that develops when it comes to killers - like Ted Bundy. He's a perfect specimen to study here in comparison to that case. I think they're very similar.

Swecher asserted that Kohberger was reportedly employing a similar modus operandi to Bundy. The serial killer would first kill and then relocate, which the former executive said the alleged Idaho killer was doing: "He killed and then he relocated-probably about two or three times," Swecher said of Ted Bundy's approach.

Kohberger agrees to be transferred to Idaho

The alleged suspect agreed on Tuesday to his transfer to Idaho, as reported by The New York Times. After waiving extradition, Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso explained why: "I definitely believe that one of the main reasons the defendant chose to waive extradition and hurry his return back to Idaho was to need to know what was in those documents."

The documents referred to by counsel are an affidavit supporting an arrest warrant. A report that an Idaho law prohibits making public until the defendant is in the state.

Koehberger's family members call for a continuation of proceedings

Meanwhile, Koehberger's relatives have asked the public to maintain the presumption of innocence of the alleged culprit until the trial is held. They did so in a statement published by Just the News:

We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions.

In their remarks they also had a few words for the parents of the four victims who lost their lives on November 13 in Moscow, Idaho. They assured them that they prayed daily for them and their children:

First and foremost we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them.

The relatives of the four murdered students, however, are breathing a sigh of relief after seeing that the alleged culprit was arrested and now only have to wait for the Idaho crime trial to happen: "I want him to be sick of seeing us and sick of knowing that these people won't let it go. You know, it's a battle of wills, and we'll see who wins," Kaylee's father, Steve Goncalves told NBC.