University of Idaho victim Xana Kernodle is said to have fought back against her attacker and repeatedly grabbed the knife after her friends were stabbed to death, 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, alleged to be Bryan Kohberger, brutally murdered Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20.
Sources told News Nation that Kernodle’s fingers were nearly severed off from grabbing the knife and repeatedly fighting back.
The source’s information matches what Kernodle’s father Jeffrey Kernodle revealed in November.
Jeffrey Kernodle told CBS 5 that autopsy reports showed that his daughter’s skin showed ‘bruises, torn by the knife.’
Xana Kernodle is said to have fought back against her attacker and repeatedly grabbed the knife after her friends were stabbed to death
She and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, were killed second after Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, who were found in the same bed
A source told News Nation her fingers were nearly severed off from fighting back, which matched an earlier report from Kernodle’s father Jeffrey revealed in November. The dad revealed the autopsy showed that his daughter’s skin showed ‘bruises, torn by the knife’
Recently, it was revealed that three University of Idaho students claimed they saw Kohberger in the student union ‘sitting by himself’ weeks before the killings.
One student who identified herself as Chelsea, a sophomore, said she saw Kohberger, a student at the nearby Washington State University, eating alone in the food court just weeks before the November 13 slayings.
‘He was the type to stare,’ she said. ‘He wouldn’t look away if you caught him staring.
‘Like he wanted you to notice that he was looking at you. He didn’t smile, didn’t nod, didn’t say anything. Just stared.’
Chelsea told PEOPLE that Kohberger’s stare was making her ‘uncomfortable,’ and that she and her friends left to eat outside ‘because we wanted to get away from him.’
Another female student at the school said she, too, grew ‘uncomfortable’ over Kohberger’s stare after allegedly running into him multiple times on campus.
The four University of Idaho students were killed in their off-campus home on November 13
She said because the school is relatively small, she grew to recognize people around campus and was sure she spotted Kohberger on several occasions.
‘I definitely saw him more than once,’ she told PEOPLE. ‘He was just really quiet and really intense, staring. He made me uncomfortable.’
The alleged sighting of Kohberger at the campus comes after police said they believed the quadruple murders suspect spent time at the University of Idaho campus before carrying out the brutal killings.
The university hired more campus police and increased the number of officers on the ground following the murders, and despite Kohberger’s arrest, officials said the increased enforcement will remain in place.
The University of Idaho did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the alleged Kohberger sightings.
University of Idaho students have said they saw suspect Bryan Kohberger on campus prior to the murders
Investigators are seen taking a bloody mattress from the home on December 30
The alleged sightings at the University of Idaho wouldn’t be the first time women accused Kohberger of making them uncomfortable or scaring them away.
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 workers labeled Kohberger in their systems as a guy who ‘makes creepy comments’ and said he once called a staffer ‘a b***h’ for spurning his advances.
Reading his staffers notes on Kohberger, Serulneck, of Central Valley, said: ‘Hey, this guy makes creepy comments, keep an eye on him. He’ll have two or three beers and then just get 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 the night of the murder
Kohberger, who studies criminology at WSU, has been 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 done by officers, who matched the DNA found on the sheath to Kohberger’s by comparing it to his father’s DNA – which was a 99.9998 percent match, and identified via a genetic genealogy website.
Court documents recently revealed that police discovered a pillow covered in ‘blood’ in Kohberger’s Washington apartment.
A new search warrant, made public on January 17, shows that police also found several hair strands, including one suspected animal hair, a black glove, a computer tower and one unnamed item with a collection of ‘dark red spots.’