Karen Virginia Blanco Camargo, Venezuelan beauty queen and model was shot to death on June 1st, 2011.
Karen Virginia Blanco Camargo, 24, who recently competed in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 contest, was shot dead in the early morning of June 1st, according to the website Impre.com. Blanco was with her boyfriend Hugo Enrique Morales, 42, who also died in the shooting. According to reports from several news sites, the couple was leaving a birthday party in the city of Maracaibo in the state of Zulia in Venezuela, when a car carrying the assassins opened fire at the couple without saying a word. It was reported that Morales had tried to avoid the gunfire but was caught at 26 feet from his vehicle.
Meanwhile, Blanco’s body was lying closer to Morales’s vehicle. Witnesses said that the assassins shot her first, and then her boyfriend. Forty shots were heard. Blanco had taken a few days off to return to Venezuela after the Nuestra Belleza Latina competition where she failed to make the list of 12 finalists. In 2007, she was crowned Miss Tourism Zulia, which allowed her to travel to Malaysia and represented Venezuela at Miss Tourism Metropolitan where she placed second. That same year she was selected to participate in casting of Miss Venezuela 2008.