BOYNTON BEACH — A woman who lived with her ex-partner, Jessica Kalish, 56, a successful software executive, on the city's south side stabbed her former lover hundreds of times with a screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, according to police and a source with knowledge of the investigation.
After committing the crime on Thursday October 22rd 2008, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer for the "Huffington Post online" who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to death in her backyard, police said.
Carol Anne Burger posted two 'Barack Obama" articles on the "Huffington Post" on October 21st 2008, see below, just one day before she murdered her ex-lover Jessica Kalish, 56, by savagely stabbing her hundreds of times with a Phillips Head screwdriver.
As investigators studied the case, several telltale signs pointed to Burger, they said, including the ferocity and personal nature of the killing. After the killing, police said Burger loaded Kalish into her BMW and drove her to the Congress Avenue site before walking home, a distance of about 2 1/2 miles. Burger cleaned up the garage and apparently used the washing machine and the bathroom sink, where traces of Kalish's blood was later detected. Detectives searched the former couple's house again Tuesday and used a chemical agent, Luminol, which causes blood traces to fluoresce under ultraviolet light, to uncover a "tremendous amount of blood" in the garage. It was there investigators said Burger killed Kalish. "We believe the process of killing Jessica was pretty lengthy, in and out of the car," Chapman said. "She, Burger, obviously was out of her mind."
Detectives were looking for "DNA, firearms, ammunition, blood, documents, screwdrivers, box cutters, any and all trace evidence and cellular telephones," the search warrant stated.
Read Kalish, Burger Search Warrant
Burger, upset at the disintegration of her relationship and disgusted with the U.S. during the past several years, sometimes talked of moving to Panama or Mexico to start again. That she had recently lost her job didn't help the bouts of depression she sometimes experienced, said her close friend and confidante, Helen Gale. See my other post on this murder case,Wednesday, October 29, 2008, HUFFINGTON POST "BLOGGER" CAROL ANNE BURGER MURDERS HER EX-LOVER JESSICA KALISH BY STABBING HER 200 TIMES WITH A PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER.
But when the Web site The Huffington Post tapped, Carol Anne Burger to cover the election from Florida (for Obama) this month, in a unpaid "Blogger" position, the job seemed to give her renewed focus. Burger burned to write a story for the site's front page (about Obama) and poured herself into the work, Gale said. Carol Anne Burger killed Jessica Kalish on October 22, on October 21 she was posting two Barack Obama articles on the Huffington Post, see her articles below
Carol Anne Burger, Posted October 21, 2008 10:57 AM Members Are So Glad It's Looking Like Obama at GLAAD Happy Hour
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