BOYNTON BEACH, FL-- Around 11 a.m. today, Boynton Beach Police made the big announcement: They say Jessica Kalish's ex-lover, Carol Anne Burger, was her killer. (she wrote for the Huffington Post)
Police showed the media evidence and photos taken of the garage floor of the pair’s home. They say luminol revealed traces of blood throughout the house, specifically in the garage, washing machine, shower, bathroom floor and sink. They also presented a time-line from when Kalish worked out at LA Fitness in Boynton Beach, to the time her body was found in the back of her BMW, suffering multiple stab wounds. The initial stabs were to the back of her head, the stabs continued along the back, arms and then the neck.
Police say Burger stabbed Kalish 222 times in the garage with a Phillips head screw driver. Most of the strikes on the back of her head, back and arms, but the fatal blow came when she was hit in the spinal chord. Burger was unemployed, working for free as a journalist for the Huffington Post Web site.
Police say the search of the home yesterday is what gave them enough information to pin Burger as the suspect. They believe Kalish returned home from the gym and burger killed her in their garage, loaded her body into the back seat of the BMW and dumped it walking distance from the home.
The Web site The Huffington Post tapped Carol Anne Burger to cover the election (for Obama ) from Florida this month, the job seemed to give her renewed focus. Burger burned to write a story for the site's front page and poured herself into the work. 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
Carol Anne Burger, Posted October 21, 2008 06:07 PM (EST) Obama and Swing-State Governors Push Importance of Green Jobs in Palm Beach
Carol Anne Burger, Posted September 18, 2008 04:36 PM (EST) , South Florida Obama HQ Draws Republicans, Jews, Hillaryites Proud Republican for Obama Celebrates South Florida Headquarters Opening.
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