Ex-Assistant FBI Director Compares Idaho Murders Suspect To Notorious Serial Killer, Suggests More Victims

  • “Now he’s 28 years old, I find it hard to believe that his first kill is a violent quadruple homicide, using a large hunting knife. And, you know, it just doesn’t ring true to me,” he continued. “I think there’s a build up to this. I’m afraid that if you look back at his previous college … you might find some history there.”
  • Swecker said that serial killers with this type of psychological profile have an “urge to kill” and that they “can act normal for a period of time and then they go psychotic, then they go back to normal, or at least normal on the out[side].”
  • reported that the suspect, who was pursuing a Ph.D. in criminology at Washington State University’s Pullman campus, had conducted a survey seeking to “understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime,” the suspect wrote.