Maryanne Zipporah Harper
DOB: July 25th, 1954
DOD: August 29th, 1990
BIO: Maryanne was born to priest Jack and housewife Lauren Hillard of Sewickley, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1954. From a young age, she showed an intense interest in the written word, and always enjoyed making up fantastical stories, usually with themes of freedom and choice - a byproduct of her sheltered, religious upbringing.
After a lifetime of home school, Maryanne had to fight hard to attend a nonsectarian college. However, with her mother's help, did just that, eventually finding her place at Adelphi University in New York. By this time, she'd developed a keen sense of truth-seeking, which she combined with her knack for writing to form the basis for her career in journalism. It was during her time at Adelphi when she met and fell in love with a young, aspiring detective named Reggie Harper.
Not long after college, Maryanne began working for CBS news in New York City. Once she and Reggie's careers were on track, they finally married, later having a child named Elizabeth. The three of them lived happily until Maryanne's murder in August of 1990.