Bryan Kohberger’s parents called before grand jury in Pennsylvania woman’s death

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According to local reports, Michael and Maryann Kohberger, the parents of Bryan Kohberger, were summoned to testify before a Pennsylvania grand jury this week in relation to the disappearance and subsequent discovery of a deceased woman in April 2022.

Dana Smithers, aged 45, was last seen departing from a friend’s residence in Monroe County on the evening of May 28, Fox News reported.

Almost a year later, her remains were found in Stroudsburg, a community in the Poconos region approximately 30 minutes away from the Kohberger family home in Albrightsville.

However, the Stroud Area Police Department announced on Thursday that investigators had uncovered no evidence linking Kohberger to Smithers’ death.

In fact, the agency explicitly stated on Facebook, “The SARPD has NO EVIDENCE that Dana Smithers’ disappearance is in ANY WAY tied to Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger.”

Furthermore, a source close to the case, as reported by WBRE/WYOU based in Wilkes-Barre, stated that the suspected killer had a “solid alibi” in relation to Smithers’ case.

It should be noted that Bryan Kohberger recently faced indictment by an Idaho grand jury on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary for the alleged stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin at a rental home on King Road.

Kohberger had commenced a Ph.D. program at Washington State University in the autumn of 2022, which is situated approximately 10 miles away from the University of Idaho where the aforementioned incident occurred, involving the brutal stabbing of four undergraduate students at 4 a.m. on November 13.

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