Bethany Funke is one of the surviving roommates of the Idaho murders which took place in November 2022. Very little information is available about her but, we’ve done some digging up. This article covers details about her family members and social media reach.
So, keep scrolling down this article and learn more about Bethany.
Meet Bethany Funke, University Of Idaho Murders Surviving Roommate
The deaths of four University of Idaho students in November 2022 horrified the country as their off-campus residence quickly turned into a bloody crime scene. One of the victims’ surviving roommates, Bethany Funke, is currently in the news after Bryan Kohberger’s defense team said she could clear his name.
One of the two surviving housemates from the incidental night is Bethany. Prior to their deaths, she shared a home with the students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, and Xana Kernodle. The defense team for Kohberger asserted in April 2023 that Bethany may clear his record since she had “information material to the charges against Mr. Kohberger,” which could be “exculpatory” for him, according to E! News.
“Ms. Funke’s information is unique to her experiences and cannot be provided by another witness,” the investigator said, adding that “it is necessary to subpoena this witness because the witness’ testimony is material and necessary to this case,” according to the outlet. However, a lawyer for Bethany disputed the charges made by the investigator, arguing that there was no justification for the defense to ask for a subpoena for the preliminary court hearing, which is set for June 28, 2023.
“These statements are conclusory,” the surviving victim’s attorney wrote in the motion against the subpoena. “There is no further information of detail pertaining to the substance of the testimony, its materiality, or the alleged exculpatory information of Ms. Funke or why it would entertain at a preliminary hearing.”
The motion also pointed out that there is no authority to summon a Nevada witness for an Idaho-based hearing. “A preliminary hearing is not meant to become a mini-trial due to its limited purpose in deciding probable cause,” Bethany’s lawyer added in the motion.
Bethany lived on the first floor with fellow survivor Dylan Mortenson, the person who allegedly came face-to-face with the killer during the night of the attack. In the aftermath of the slayings, Mortensen and surviving housemate Bethany Funke got matching tattoos as a tribute to the victims.
Bethany Funke Age
As of April 2023, Bethany Funke is 21 years old.
Bethany Funke Family
Bethany Funke is understandably very private however, we discovered her paternal grandfather’s obituary. Her grandfather is named Detlef Funke who died on 11 February 2014 at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada due to a brain hemorrhage.
Detlef was born in Germany to the late Johannes and Clara Funke. He was the third of four siblings. Detlef spent three years in a trade school/apprenticeship in cosmetology. He continued on for another year to obtain a master’s in cosmetology.
Detlef then did a tour of service in the German military. He came over to the United States in 1964 where he resided in Elko, Nevada. He met his wife Ina and they were married in 1966. They relocated to Carson City, Nevada in 1975.
Detlef had a passion for fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was very proud to live in America and obtained his US Citizenship. Detlef is survived by his three sons: Mark (Chantalle), Kai (Wendy), and Kim. One of them is Bethany’s father and mother.
Her cousins or siblings are named Trent, Conner, and Jakob.
Is Bethany Funke On Instagram?
Yes, Bethany Funke is on Instagram (@bethanyfunke) but her profile is private. She is also on Facebook.
Bethany Funke Boyfriend
Currently, we have no information about Bethany Funke’s dating life. As stated earlier, she is very private after that harrowing incident. Because her social media doesn’t provide much information about her romantic involvement, it remains unclear if Bethany has a boyfriend or if she is happily single at the moment.
Bethany Funke Job
No, Bethany Funke’s job details are not available on social media. Details related to her current job and past vocations are yet to unearth.
Where Is Bethany Funke From?
Bethany Funke is originally from Reno, Nevada. She is reportedly back in her hometown after the Idaho murders.
When Is Bethany Funke Birthday?
Sadly, Bethany Funke’s birthday is not available.