Chestnuthill Township, County, Pennsylvania, United States
Effort, Pennsylvania, United States
Family and Marriage Details
Michael Kohberger Jr.
Amanda Kohberger Melissa Kohberger
St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn, New York City, New York St. Mary Star of the Sea School
MaryAnn Kohberger is the mother of University of Idaho quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger. She worked as a paraprofessional assisting special-needs students until around 2020 and is a registered Democrat.
She is married to Michael Kohberger Jr. and the couple has a son, Bryan Kohberger and 2 daughters, Amanda Kohberger and Melissa Kohberger.
MaryAnn Kohberger was born as MaryAnn Tarantola in February 1960 and is 62 years old as of January 2023.
She attended St. Mary Star of the Sea School from 1966 to 1974 and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in 1978.
Her eldest daughter, Amanda Marie Kohberger was born in 1988. Amanda is a licensed school counselor, a registered behavior technician and an actress. She resides in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, United States and has also played the role of Lori in the horror movie Two Days Back (2011).
Second daughter, Melissa Anne Kohberger was born in 1991. Melissa works as a licensed associate counselor and a mental health therapist in Ewing, New Jersey.
Her son, Bryan Christopher Kohberger was born on 21 November 1994.
Maryann and Michael Kohberger Jr. filed for bankruptcy twice in 1995 & 2010. According to the bankruptcy documents filed in January 2010, the couple’s assets were listed as $154,719.11 and their liabilities were listed as $260,173.18. The couple had $65 cash in hand, $49.77 in their savings account and $398.00 in their checking account. Their combined monthly take home pay was $3,575.00 and the expenses were $3,572.00. They also owned 2 cars, a 1997 model Lincoln Continental worth $1,250.00 and a 1997 model Nissan Altima worth $488.00.
Both Husband and Wife worked for Pleasant Valley School District in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Michael was employed in the maintenance for 2.5 years and Maryann was working as a Para Professional for 7 years.
Their address is mentioned as 30-1 Matterhorn Drive, Effort, Pennsylvania, United States.
In June 2022, MaryAnn Kohberger slammed school shooters in a letter published on the Pocono Record after the Uvalde massacre in which a gunman named Salvador Ramos fatally shot 19 students and 2 fourth-grade teachers on 24 May 2022 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
In the letter titled ‘I pray we consider the children, before the gun.’, Maryann Kohberger wrote,
“As I sat this morning, reeling from yet another school shooting, I found myself wrestling with which actions need to be taken to stop all the madness. What is the answer? Gun control measures? Mental health intervention?“
She also shared a poem written by her Therapist daughter, Melissa Kohberger about the Uvalde mass shooting. The poem reads,
“Bereft of their laughter There is now not a sound As we lower our children into the ground Small hands and feet Buried six feet deep into the earth of the world that failed them.“
“As I read the poem, I thought, whatever the solution, I pray we consider the children before the gun,” Maryann Kohberger concluded.
MaryAnn Kohberger had also written a letter to the editor of the Pocono Record in which she expressed her opposition to the death penalty and abortion. The letter reads, “I would like to respond to the general misconception, often represented on this page, that all Democrats support abortion rights. I do not personally support abortion, and by all means do not support the death penalty.”
On 30 December 2022, her son, Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested for being the main suspect behind the gruesome murder of four students in the University of Idaho from their home in Chestnuthill Township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania around 2,500 miles away from the crime scene.
On 1 January 2023, two days after Bryan Kohberger was arrested, the Kohberger family released a joint statement through Bryan’s counsel Jason Allen LaBar. The family’s statement reads,
“First and foremost, we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them. We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother.
We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions. We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering loss can move forward through the legal process.”