Bryan Kohberger's parents, Michael and Maryann, filed for bankruptcy TWICE in 1996 and 2010
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MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: The arrest of the Idaho quadruple killing suspect has led to people investigating his family and background. It has been revealed that Bryan Kohberger's parents are Maryann Kohberger and Michael Kohberger and after much digging, reports have also said that the pair have filed for bankruptcy — not once but twice — in the past.
Maryann and Michael reportedly first submitted their bankruptcy report in 1995. However, the final decree was reportedly entered in April 1996. Years later, again in 2010, the alleged murderer’s father and mother filed for liquidation. The papers from the time showed the duo’s identification as "Michael Francis Kohberger Jr" and "Maryann Racquel Kohberger" while the address they listed was in Effort, Pennsylvania.
Citing the documents, the publication Heavy stated that their “assets were listed at $154,719.11, and their liabilities were listed at $260,173.16 to creditors. Their current monthly income was listed at $4,391.87. Their primary asset was a $150,000 interest in their Effort home. They listed $65 cash on hand, and a savings account with $49.77 in it. They also declared a bedroom set, microwave oven, and other furniture and appliances worth $1,350.”
The official submission also mentioned their cars, which apparently were — a 1997 Lincoln Continental valued at $1,250, and a 1997 Nissan Altima worth $488. The document added that the father of Bryan was employed as “maintenance” for the Pleasant Valley School District in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania while his mother worked as a paraprofessional for the same school district.
“Her average monthly income was $1,346, and his was $2,229. They listed income of between $47,000 and $49,000 in 2007 and 2008 under ‘income from employment or operation of business,’” the papers reportedly added. This comes after the 28-year-old suspect’s family issued a statement after his December 30 arrest. The letter reportedly said, “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.”
It added, “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.”
One of Bryan Kohberger's former professors has also spoken up. Professor Michelle Bolger reportedly shared, "He's a brilliant student. I'm shocked as s**t at what he's been accused of. I don't believe it, but I get it. He was an online student in the criminal justice master's degree program and graduated in June 2022."
She also added, “I never saw him in person, I couldn't tell you how tall he was or how much he weighed; my only interaction with him was via email and Zoom. I didn't know anything about him, whether he was married, had a girlfriend, etc. This news is upsetting. I haven't slept at all since hearing about Bryan. He seemed normal to me, but then again, I only knew him from teaching him online. I didn't know anything personal about him. I believe he worked full-time like most of our graduate students do.”