University of Idaho victim Xana Kernodle allegedly fought back her attacker and repeatedly reached for the knife after her friends were stabbed, sources claim.
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, who were found in the same bed on November 13, were killed first before the killer, allegedly Bryan Kohberger, brutally murdered Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20.
Sources told News Nation that Kernodle’s fingers were nearly severed for grabbing the knife and repeatedly struggling.
The source’s information matches what Kernodle’s father Jeffrey Kernodle revealed in November.
Jeffrey Kernodle told CBS 5 that autopsy reports showed his daughter’s skin was “bruised, knife-ripped.”
Xana Kernodle is said to have fought back against her attacker and repeatedly reached for the knife after her friends were stabbed
She and boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were killed after Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, were found in the same bed
A source told News Nation that her fingers were nearly severed trying to fight back, consistent with an earlier account by Kernodle’s father Jeffrey revealed in November. The father revealed the autopsy showed his daughter’s skin was “bruised, torn by the knife”.
It was recently revealed that three University of Idaho students claimed they saw Kohberger “sitting alone” at the fraternity weeks before the murders.
A student who identified herself as Chelsea, a sophomore, said she saw Kohberger, a student at nearby Washington State University, alone at the food store just weeks before the Nov. 13 murders Court ate.
“He was the type to stare,” she said. ‘He wouldn’t look away if you caught him staring.
“Like he wanted you to know he was looking at you. He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. Just stared.’
said Chelsea PEOPLE that Kohberger’s look made her “uncomfortable” and that she and her friends went out to eat “because we wanted to get away from him”.
Another student at the school said she too became “uncomfortable” with Kohberger’s gaze after allegedly encountering him on campus several times.
The four University of Idaho students were killed at their home off campus on November 13
She said because the school is relatively small, she recognized people on campus and was sure she saw Kohberger on several occasions.
“I’ve definitely seen him more than once,” she told PEOPLE. “He was just very still and very intense and staring. He made me uncomfortable.’
The alleged sighting of Kohberger on campus comes after police said they believe the quadruple murder suspect spent time on the University of Idaho campus before carrying out the brutal killings.
The university hired more campus police and increased the number of officers on site following the killings, and despite Kohberger’s arrest, officials said the increased enforcement will remain in place.
The University of Idaho did not immediately respond to ‘s request for comment on the alleged Kohberger sightings.
University of Idaho students said they saw suspect Bryan Kohberger on campus before the killings
On December 30, investigators removed a bloodied mattress from the home
The alleged sightings at the University of Idaho wouldn’t be the first time women have accused Kohberger of making them uncomfortable or putting them off.
Jordan Serulneck, 34, who runs Seven Siren Brewing Company in Kohberger’s native Pennsylvania, said the suspect had problematic interactions with women at his bar.
Serulneck told NBC staffers that their systems referred to Kohberger as a guy who “makes creepy comments,” and said he once called a staffer “ab***h” for declining his advances.
Reading his co-workers’ notes about Kohberger, Central Valley’s Serulneck said, “Hey, this guy is making creepy comments, keep an eye on him. He drinks two or three beers and then gets a little too comfortable.”
All four students were killed between 3 and 4am on November 13 (Pictured: Kernodle and Mogen)
Kernodle was found in her room with her boyfriend on the night of the murder
Kohberger, who is studying criminology at WSU, was charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students.
Officers called to the scene of the bloody crime on November 13 quickly discovered a K-Bar knife sheath next to the bodies of Maddie Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves.
Unsealed court documents show the painstaking work of officers who matched the DNA found on the vagina to Kohberger’s by comparing it to his father’s DNA – which was 99.9998 percent matched and identified via a genetic genealogy website.
Court documents recently revealed that police discovered a pillow covered in “blood” at Kohberger’s Washington home.
A new search warrant released Jan. 17 shows police also found several strands of hair, including what they suspected to be animal hair, a black glove, a computer tower and an unnamed item with a collection of “dark red stains.”