Huffington Post blogger stabs partner 222 times with a screwdriver, shoots self

A political blogger for The Huffington Post was found dead this week after stabbing her partner 222 times with a screwdriver.

Carol Burger, a blogger for the Huffington Post’s OffTheBus election coverage, attacked Jessica Kalish in the garage of their Florida house October 22. Burger then loaded Kalish’s body into her car and abandoned it 2 miles from her house.

She reported Kalish missing to police but committed suicide after police told local media they had found her former partner’s body two days later. According to police reports, the 222 wounds were “clustered around the back of her head and stitched across her back and arms and face … most were between an inch and an inch-and-a-half deep.”

According to a memorial post written by The Huffington Post, Burger was well regarded:

Carol Anne, an award-winning photojournalist and former editor, was an OffTheBus Election Correspondent. She used her background in journalism to bring us ground reports from her home state of Florida – and was very excited to be writing about the presidential election and filed multiple stories a week. She covered a wide range of stories including early voting in Florida, a summit on green jobs with Barack Obama and swing-state governors and a Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation event. Her high energy and curiosity kept OffTheBus editors on our toes.”