Former FBI special agent suggests Idaho college murder suspect murder suspect may have killed before

Jonathan Gilliam, a former FBI special agent, believes that the suspect who killed four University of Idaho students may have “killed before.” 

Gilliam, using his expertise, provided a profile of the suspect during an appearance Wednesday on the Fox News Channel’s America Reports. 

That suspect, if it is just one individual, remains at large with authorities being unable to locate the individual since the murders were carried out on Nov. 13.

Gilliam believes that behavior analysis will be essential in tracking the suspect down.

Gilliam’s profile of the suspect

During his America Reports appearance, Gilliam suggested that, based on what we know about the crime, it “was most likely an escalation” type situation. Then, Gilliam went on to suggest some of the characteristics that the suspect likely has.

Gilliam, for example, opined that the suspect is very likely “somebody who has either killed before or who has had a pattern of very odd violent behavior.”

Gilliam said:

We know in the past with these types of killers that people have said later on, “Well, he was very odd. They had an aura of danger, or they were very violent. We just never thought to report this.” And, I think this is somebody in reflection that the general public in that area… can reflect on.

Gilliam also suggested that the suspect is likely “a type of person that knows enough about society not to get into too much trouble, but somebody that has such a desire to kill that they actually lack empathy, the ability to sympathize for others, and many people would describe them as not having a conscience.”

Gilliam rejected the notion that the suspect is a college student or a “newer student,” as many have suggested.

The latest

On Wednesday, detectives revealed that they were looking for a 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra, with an unknown license plate number, that was in the area when the murders took place.

“Tips and leads have led investigators to look for additional information about a vehicle being in the immediate area of the King Street residence during the early morning hours of November 13th,” reads the statement from police.

It continues, “Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case.”

Accordingly, the authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding this vehicle.

Fox reports: “Authorities have received 2,645 emailed tips, 2,770 phone tips, and 1,084 digital media submissions during the investigation thus far, but still have not identified a suspect or located a murder weapon.”

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