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Quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger has started his extradition process back to Idaho after leaving Pennsylvania at around 6am this morning.

The 28-year-old left the Monroe County Correctional Facility after waiving his right to extradition in a hearing on Tuesday, according to NewsNation

He is expected to be brought to the Latah County Jail in Moscow, which is less than two miles from where the brutal slayings took place on November 13.

Criminal justice graduate Kohberger mouthed ‘I love you’ to his mother while in the courtroom, with his sister comforting her as she cried throughout the hearing. 

Bryan Kohberger's extradition has begun, with sources confirming that he left Monroe County Correctional Facility at 6am on Wednesday

Bryan Kohberger’s extradition has begun, with sources confirming that he left Monroe County Correctional Facility at 6am on Wednesday

Warden Garry Haidle confirmed that Kohberger is no longer in his custody, adding that he is being moved by Pennsylvania State Police. 

It is understood that Kohberger will be transported via plane back to Idaho, possibly arriving later today.  

A judge in Idaho has issued a gagging order on Moscow Police and legal teams in relation to the case, barring anyone linked to the case from talking about it.

Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson said: ‘Once he gets here, he’ll have an initial appearance with our magistrate.

‘They’ll deal with issues such as making sure competent counsel is representing him, and the case will be scheduled for hearings.’

Chief Public Defender of Kootenai County Ann Taylor will be representing Kohberger Idaho, however a five-strong team of investigators hired by his defense team were sent to the home where the quadruple slaying took place.

It is unusual for defense attorneys paid by the state to create a reconstruction of the crime scene. 

Once Kohberger arrives in Idaho the state law will allow the court to unseal the probable cause affidavit – something which the victim’s families have been keen to see.

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He will need to appear in court before that can happen, on four counts of murder and one of felony burglary. 

Kohberger's parents covered their faces as they arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday. The family is standing by him

Kohberger’s parents covered their faces as they arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday. The family is standing by him 

Hours after his extradition hearing investigators hired by Kohberger’s defense team arrived at the property on King Road to take pictures and footage. Pictured is Ann Taylor (centre)

Hours after his extradition hearing investigators hired by Kohberger’s defense team arrived at the property on King Road to take pictures and footage. Pictured is Ann Taylor (centre) 

Kohberger signed his own extradition waiver in court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday

Kohberger signed his own extradition waiver in court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday 

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Kohberger was arrested Friday in connection with the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Ethan Chapin, 20.

Michael Mancuso, Monroe County 1st Assistant District Attorney, yesterday confirmed that they believed Kohberger is so desperate to return to Idaho to find out the contents of the affidavit. 

The criminal justice graduate student drove more than 2,500 miles across the country with his father, Michael, in early December – more than a month after the murders.

His public defender in Pennsylvania confirmed that he had been pulled over twice for driving too close to the car in front in Indiana.

Police bodycam footage captured the moment an officer approached Kohberger’s sedan on December 15 on the I-70 just outside Indianapolis.

During the stop, Kohberger’s father also appeared concerned as the officer asked Kohberger for his license and registration.

A Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy had stopped him earlier for the same issue of following too closely.

Vegan Kohberger has had his dietary requirements met while in Monroe, and will be one of 42 inmates at the jail in Latah.

Kohberger's therapist sister, Melissa, attended the extradition hearing on Tuesday with her parents

Kohberger’s therapist sister, Melissa, attended the extradition hearing on Tuesday with her parents

The suspect's father, Michael Kohberger, is shown arriving at the courthouse in a summer hat to obscure his face

The suspect’s father, Michael Kohberger, is shown arriving at the courthouse in a summer hat to obscure his face 

He will also have access to a small library, pull-up bar and a small recreational yard – with inmates allowed an hour a day in either or a combination of both.

Hours after his extradition hearing, investigators hired by Kohberger’s defense team arrived at the property on King Road to take pictures and footage.

They reportedly spent around 45 minutes taking video footage inside and outside the property.

Four of the investigators then left the property, but a crime scene reconstruction analyst remained.

Meanwhile, Kohberger’s parents have insisted they don’t have the money for a private attorney.

They attended his court hearing yesterday, covering their faces from the media, as he appeared in a red prison-issued jumpsuit and was handcuffed.

Three men and two women arrived at the property on King Road in Moscow at around noon on Tuesday

Three men and two women arrived at the property on King Road in Moscow at around noon on Tuesday

Representatives from the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction leave the home of murdered Moscow students, on behalf of Kohberger's defense team

Representatives from the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction leave the home of murdered Moscow students, on behalf of Kohberger’s defense team

Michael Mancuso, Monroe County 1st Assistant District Attorney, yesterday confirmed that they believed Kohberger is so desperate to return to Idaho to find out the contents of the affidavit

Michael Mancuso, Monroe County 1st Assistant District Attorney, yesterday confirmed that they believed Kohberger is so desperate to return to Idaho to find out the contents of the affidavit

The investigation of the house comes after the court ordered a clean-up mission to be halted, when it was announced that authorities had made an arrest in the chilling case.

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Photos show that an Idaho State Police trooper accompanied the group, but the lawyer in Idaho representing Kohberger has yet to be identified.

Ex-homicide detective and attorney Ted Williams said: ‘The fact that Bryan Kohberger’s attorney has brought in private investigators to go throughout this crime scene leads me to believe that he is definitely going to mount a strong defense.’

Kohberger’s public defender in Pennsylvania, Jason LaBar, said that the alleged killer expects to be ‘exonerated’ – with his family standing by him.

He claims that the family think it is ‘completely out of character’ for him to be accused of the bloody slayings.

Monroe County Sheriff Deputies escort Bryan Kohberger into the courthouse on Tuesday morning

Monroe County Sheriff Deputies escort Bryan Kohberger into the courthouse on Tuesday morning

The accused killer appeared to enter the court through a side door, with his hearing lasting only 20 minutes

The accused killer appeared to enter the court through a side door, with his hearing lasting only 20 minutes

The PhD student was arrested at his parents’ house, with victims’ families are eagerly awaiting Kohberger’s extradition, and for the probable cause affidavit to become public.

Investigators started tracking Kohberger’s movements across the US, with witnesses claiming that they saw both him and his father getting repairs done to a white Hyundai Elantra on December 16.

Police then impounded the vehicle from outside his parents’ home when they swooped on the property in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Kohberger had previously studied under a professor in Pennsylvania known for her expertise on serial killers, and was studying criminology at Washington State University at the time of the slayings.

Investigators in Moscow, Idaho, have yet to outline a motive, but those who knew Kohberger say he had a deep interest in the psychology of criminals.

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