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The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery

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When four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their off-campus house on King Road, the media descended on the tiny town of Moscow, Idaho. ABC News Correspondent Kayna Whitworth brings listeners behind the scenes as she investigates the savage murders that captivated and horrified the nation in the winter of 2022. The King Road Killings, an immersive, reported series from ABC Audio, follows the case against Bryan Kohberger, the criminology PhD student charged with the murders. In the series, Whitworth takes a close look at why these students might have been targeted, how fear can grip a town when little information comes from law enforcement, and what happens when your community becomes the latest “true crime” storyline. A five-part narrative series, plus special update episodes as new information comes to light. Look for Season 2 at the start of the trial.
11 Episodes
ABC News Correspondent Kayna Whitworth investigates the chilling murders of four University of Idaho students in The King Road Killings, a five-part narrative podcast series from ABC Audio, premiering on June 7th.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A grand jury in Moscow, Idaho has indicted Bryan Kohberger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Suspect Bryan Kohberger appears in court in Moscow, Idaho. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It began as a weekend of football, parties, late-night food and good friends -- a normal Saturday night in the college town of Moscow, Idaho. But Sunday morning, four University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, are found stabbed to death in their beds. Through friends, witnesses, video surveillance and social media footage, in Episode 1 we get to know who the victims were and reconstruct their final hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ep. 2: The Aftermath

Ep. 2: The Aftermath


Nearly eight hours after the murders, police receive a 911 call from the King Road house. Why the delay? Who discovers the murder scene and what do they see? Police don’t offer many answers initially, except to say they believe the murders were “targeted,” and that the community is safe. But without more information, speculation starts to swirl about who killed these students and why. Media descend to report the story, and amateur internet sleuths turn this real-life tragedy into true crime entertainment – and the small town of Moscow endures a second wave of trauma.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The small-town police department of Moscow, Idaho, is thrust into the national spotlight, as they try to solve a quadruple homicide and hunt down a killer. Law enforcement gives little information about their investigation until six weeks after the murders when they make a surprising arrest. With that arrest comes a bombshell affidavit outlining all the evidence they’ve kept so closely guarded throughout the investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What was Bryan Kohberger’s life like before he was charged with these murders? People who knew him in his teenage years, in college, and right before he was arrested last December offer conflicting narratives. There's the Kohberger who helps save a colleague’s life and the Kohberger who makes other coworkers feel uncomfortable, even fearful. There’s the Kohberger who succeeds in school, is passionate about his classes, and impresses his professors. Then there’s the Kohberger who clashes with people in his criminology graduate program and loses his teaching job. We piece together a portrait of the man who will go on trial this fall for the King Road killings, and if convicted, could face the death penalty.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ep. 5: Unresolved

Ep. 5: Unresolved


Moscow is trying to move on from these horrific killings -- trying to find its way back to being a place that's more than the one terrible thing that happened here back in November 2022. But the trial of the suspected killer is fast-approaching, and it’ll surely throw this small town back into the national spotlight.  In this episode, we look at key evidence for the prosecution, and how Kohberger's defense team could challenge that evidence. We'll also spend time with the victims' families and members of the Moscow community to ask, how do you heal from the trauma of these killings? This is the last episode of season one. Look for bonus episodes this summer as new information comes to light.  When the trial starts, we’ll be back for season two of The King Road Killings: Bryan Kohberger on Trial.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The State of Idaho’s case against Bryan Kohberger is starting to take shape. The trial was initially scheduled to begin in early October, but it’s been postponed. There have been some interesting developments so we're dropping into your feed with a brief update on Kohberger's alibi, and questions the defense is raising about the state's case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Host Kayna Whitworth returns to Idaho for a hearing in the Moscow murders case. Suspect Bryan Kohberger, who maintains his innocence, appeared in court and his attorneys say a summer 2024 trial isn’t realistic. Could it be 2025 before a trial begins? Meanwhile, Kayna sits down with the parents of victim Kaylee Goncalves who share frustration over what they consider a lack of communication from authorities and the rush to tear down the King Road home. The grieving parents are still seeking access to the final photos taken on Kaylee’s phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A conversation with investigative reporter Howard Blum who’s written a new book about the Idaho murders that pieces together more details from that night and its aftermath.  
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Mar 10th


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Aug 14th

Jae Shepard

Is there a rule that you aren't allowed to be a true crime podcaster unless you mispronounce "affidaviT" as "affidaviD?" I know... Nobody likes a pedantic brat... But... It's on 99% of podcasts and I reeeally want to know why?

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Jul 7th

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wanting to see innocent people kept in prison is by far the worst crime that any human is capable of and thinking that innocence projects are scams shows the lack of gray matter functioning between the two holes on either side of the melon sitting on a person's neck

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