Portrayed by: Emily Beecham
Appearance(s): 28 Weeks Later
Nationality: British (English)
Category: Infected
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Bitten on the wrist by The Infected and quickly overwhelmed Rage Virus. (Alive) Skull bludgeoned by Don Harris with a crowbar (Infected, Out of Mercy)

Karen was the girlfriend of Sam and a survivor of the Rage Virus until she was infected and killed.


When the Original Outbreak of the Rage Virus occurred, Sam and Karen were taken in by Geoff and Sally and holed up in Geoff and Sally's barricaded cottage with them. At some point, Sam left the cottage and apparently abandoned Karen, leaving her catatonic and in denial that her boyfriend had deserted her.

28 Weeks LaterEdit

Five days after Sam abandoned the group, when the survivors were preparing to have a dinner of pasta, Karen saved hers for Sam out of denial that Sam was likely either dead or infected and wouldn't come back.


Infected Karen.

The survivors then let in a young Boy from Sandford, and moments later the cottage was attacked by a horde of Infected. An infected woman grabbed Karen's arm through the kitchen window and bit her on the wrist, infecting her. Jacob then pulled Karen away, but she's quickly overwhelmed the infected. Karen then attacked Jacob, forcing Donald Harris to bludgeon her to death with a crowbar.

Killed By Edit

  • The Infected (Caused, Alive)
  • Donald Harris (Infected, Out of Mercy)

Karen while looking window, she's attacked and grabbed Karen's arm from through the kitchen window. He's bitten on the wrist by Infected. Jacob tries pulling away Karen. But she's quickly overwhelmed Rage Virus and attacked Jacob. Karen is bludgeoned quickly by Donald Harris with a crowbar.


Karen was left catatonic and helpless after Sam abandoned her, and was also left in a state of denial that Sam was either dead or infected and was not going to come back for her.

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