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Date of Issue: June 22, 2006

Anna Maria woman's death ruled suicide

The April 12 death of 45-year-old Anna Maria resident Karen Beth Maloney has been ruled a suicide by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

She was found shot around 2 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of South Drive by the owner, Joseph Ungvarsky. A gun was found nearby, but no suicide note.

According to court records, Maloney and Ungvarsky were married in 2000 and had divorced in May 2005.

According to the MCSO report, Maloney and Ungvarsky had lived together, but Maloney was in the process of packing and moving out when Ungvarsky returned home to find her body slumped in a chair.

Maloney was transported to Blake Medical Center by EMS personnel where she was pronounced dead.

MCSO officers investigated the incident and determined her death was a suicide, the report said.

The report indicated Maloney had prior mental health problems.

Mike Quinn, publisher of, contributed to this story.