Karen Schmkeer, 39

Police Chase Claims Life of Acclaimed Film Editor

The New York Times

January 31, 2010: What began with a report of three men shoplifting over-the-counter drugs from a CVS on the Upper West Side has ended with an arrest for the death of one of the nation's preminent documentary editors, whose credits include "The Fog of War."

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OregonLive.com: Portland native Karen Schmeer, 39, remembered as loyal friend, talented film editor

 It was a freak hit-and-run accident just before 8 p.m.on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Karen Schmeer, on her way home from working on an HBO documentary about chess player Bobby Fischer, was crossing Broadway at 90th when she was struck by a rented 2010 Dodge Avenger, which was being pursued by police following a Zyrtec robbery at the CVS pharmacy on 86th and Amsterdam.

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