Brianna Kenzie Living Out Loud

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My name is Brianna Kenzie. The photo to the left is a current pic of myself and one of Treva Throneberry. The picture of Treva Throneberry was from 1991 when she was 22 years old. There are no known recent pictures of her.

In 2001 I was labeled as Treva Joyce Throneberry by legal authorities and the media. In 2001, Treva would have been 32 years of age. I was a teenager at the time in 2001 when I was arrested under the name Treva Throneberry. My life was irrevocably changed. I had no family to step forward and help me to clear up the legal mess. A Forensic DNA Blood Test was done, where my blood and the blood of Treva’s parents, Carl and Patsy Throneberry was compared when I asked the Judge for the DNA Test. The test results concerning Patsy Throneberry and I were inconclusive (relationship could not be determined), however, the test concluded that Carl Throneberry was 99.93% likely to be my biological father. A lot of people including legal authorities jumped on the part about Carl and I and said that it proved that I was Treva Throneberry. The test did NOT prove I was Treva. The test only proved that I was most likely Carl Throneberry’s daughter. In researching on the internet on DNA Sites, I found out that the way that DNA is between male family members can effect the results of the Forensic DNA Blood Test. If a father and son are being tested to see which is the father of a child, both of them can test positive as likely fathers of the child if the person performing the DNA Test doesn’t know that they are father and son. It goes the same for brothers however it is more likely to occur between fathers and sons. Carl Throneberry was the only male in his family to be tested to see if he was my biological father. Do I believe that he is my father? No. I believe that his biological son or one of his brothers are more likely to be my biological father–One of them (not Carl) must have had a relationship with my mother.

As for Treva Throneberry I believe that we are closely related due to our strong resemblance to each other. It is not uncommon for mothers and daughters to resemble each other at certain ages. It is also not uncommon for siblings to resemble each other at certain ages. Is she my mother? I have to say that she somewhat reminds me of my mother but due to my mother dying when I was a young child, I don’t remember her well, so I cannot say that she is my mother. Is Treva my half sister? I’d say that it could be possible but I don’t know. Is Treva my Aunt? I think this is likely possible. The one thing that I can say for certain is that I am a daughter of one of the Throneberry males related to Treva. I’m okay with this; at least I know who part of my biological family is.

As for the age differences between Treva and myself? Treva’s Foster and Medical records from 1986/1987 clearly state that Treva was 5ft 7in tall. Her driver’s license she was issued in 1987 also reflected her height as being 5ft 7in tall. In 1987 Treva was 18 years old. As for me, in 2000 I had a dental and a medical age estimation done by professionals: They said that I was: “late teens to early 20’s”. (They said that they could only estimate within a certain age range; they had x-rays to look at). In 1999 I was 5ft 5in tall. In 2001, I was 5ft 6in tall when I was arrested as well as when I was in prison. I was still 5ft 6in tall in 2003 when I was released from prison. I grew approximately 2 inches in height around 2005. And if you recall Treva’s age, in 2005, Treva would have been 36 years old (way too old to grow in height). Treva and I are definitely not the same person. There are other factors that prove we are not the same person but I am not going to get into it all. I am somewhere around 32 years old now. Treva is 50. I put the picture of myself and of Treva to show the contrast. Unfortunately, there are no known photos of Treva after 1991. I am just addressing the elephant in the room since when my name is looked up online and all the media articles written in 2001 pop up. Those articles were written primarily using conjecture and speculation which is frustrating to say the least. The media exploited not only me but the Throneberry family as well which is reprehensible. I’m sure the media made a pretty penny off of all that conjecture and speculation.

Here are some photos above of Treva Throneberry ranging from 1980 to 1991.

Another elephant in the room: in 2005 I did a legal name change, changing the name Treva Joyce Throneberry aka Brianna Rebecca Stewart to Brianna Kenzie in an effort to have some privacy from the media so I could heal emotionally and move on with my life. I stayed out of the media until 2016 when I was working at a hotel. I was background checked for the night auditor position, they had my fingerprint. The hotel employers knew about the legal mess of 2001. We even discussed it. They lied when they claimed that they didn’t know my background. They had the background report. They said that 15 years had passed since 2001, so it wasn’t relevant. I should of sued them for making it look like I’d deceived them. They also should not require lone female workers to walk around the outside of the hotel building on the overnight shift. To make matters worse the media claimed that I falsely accused a man of assaulting me. I want to clear that up. I was walking around the building as per one of my job obligations as the Night Auditor at the hotel, when a male came upon me suddenly and pushed me against the hotel building. My face was to the building. The man was stocky and a little taller than me. I got away from him; he did not rape me. The police took my report and then when they found a male out walking nearby they asked me to take a look at him. I was driven to the parking lot where the man was being held by police. I told the Police Officer that the man was not the man that had assaulted me. It is not my fault that the police arrested him. I clearly said that it was not the man that had attacked me. I was shocked when I found out that he’d been arrested. Due to all the media crap from 2001, I was made to look like the villain in this incident which is ridiculous. I was a victim of a crime (my face, where I lived, my alleged background should have never been published in the local newspaper article written about the hotel incident.

I realize that there will be some who may disagree with me on things I’ve said and you are entitled to your opinions, I just ask that you keep all comments civil. I am not here to debate what you believe. I am clearly just addressing the ‘elephants’ in the room so that things can move on. It’s been almost 20 years since all the 2001 legal mess… it’s time everyone moved on.

To this day I am still recognized legally under Treva Throneberry’s information. I’ve no idea how to set the record straight and if it’s not sorted out the worst case scenario is that I get to retire from work in 17 years verses 30 something years. I’ve no idea how to get the State to admit they made a mistake. It took 19 years for me to get the adult photo from 1991 of Treva sent to me. One thing I am glad for out of all this: I am glad to know who my biological family is even though I only know part of it.

Here are photos of myself ranging from 1997 to 2019.

4 thoughts on “Brianna Kenzie Living Out Loud

  1. Very interesting. It’s nice to hear a different perspective other than the media. They only ever report one side of the story and are more concerned with the drama than the facts. I respect and admire the courage it took to step back into a potential media spotlight. Way to ‘live outloud’! I look forward to reading future posts!

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  2. I am sure everything you have gone through is like a constant nightmare. Is there a chance of getting any information from one of the websites about ancestry and follow leads from there. I look forward to seeing more on your blog. You are very brave to step out. I don’t Think you will feel completely whole until this is resolved. If they think you were the other girl did they look into school records and medical records for her. I pray you are able to uncover all the truth that is hidden.

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    • It’s true that I don’t have all the answers and I used to struggle with that all the time. But God’s given me peace so I am trusting Him with it all. I don’t understand why He allowed things to happen the way they did but I believe that He turned something that almost took my life into something beautiful. He has blessed me over the years and has given me an awesome family that while we are not linked thru DNA we are still family in every way because of His love and guidance. He makes us family. He has also given me some awesome friends. And while I don’t really have much, if any of a relationship with my biological family, it is still good to know who they are. I am always open to getting to know the ones who are willing to get to know me.

      Truth is, I still struggle sometimes when people don’t see me and all they judge me by is the label I was forced to wear legally. Those awful articles full of so many lies and so much conjecture… still to this day causes people to just keep judging me.


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