Untangling the investigation into the Idaho school scholar murders

“These murders have rocked our community, and no arrest will ever bring these young students back,” Fry said. “However, we believe that justice will be found through the criminal process.”

On Thursday, police had said the King Road house remained an active crime scene but the cleanup process to remove potential biohazards or other harmful substances used to collect evidence had begun. Fry said after Kohberger’s arrest that the cleanup was suspended at the court’s request.

Acknowledging the outcry from critics who have accused the police of not being ready enough with their findings, Fry told reporters he was “100 per cent” behind how the investigation was being conducted, explaining that they “didn’t have information, who are relevant to this case are very, very strict” in making sure “when it goes to court that we’ve done everything right.”

He would not comment on possible motives for the killings or whether the suspect and victims knew each other, noting that their investigation was ongoing and he expected those details to emerge at a later date.

Fry said they are still looking for information – “anything and everything” – regarding the case, so tips are still welcome.

“This investigation is far from complete,” Thompson said. “This is not an end, but a new beginning.” Public help is still needed, he said, to understand “everything there is to know, not just about the individual, but what happened and why.”

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