Karen Simek Death Dead – Karen Simek Obituary: Cause of Death
Karen Simek was a dedicated food service worker, who was tragically killed during a robbery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the winter of 2017.
The 53-year-old Karen Simek had just parked her car outside her office at Garden-Fresh Foods in the early morning hours in January when Carl Knight attacked her. Simek was shot in the face at point-blank range and had her purse stolen.
The case went cold for a year until the cops received a significant breakthrough in December 2017 when they arrested David McLaurin for an unrelated crime. As they questioned McLaurin, he implicated his roommate, Knight, in the murder.
McLaurin explained that he and his roommates, Karl Knight and Samantha Gustafson, needed money for rent, which caused them to rob people. He also told the cops that Knight had admitted to killing an older white lady at the spot where Simek was killed, and taking her purse.
When the police questioned Knight, he eventually admitted to killing Simek. He told the officers that the gun went off just as he ran away with the purse. He also claimed that he was pressurized into performing robberies by McLaurin and Gustafson.