Cindy Best Wiki, Age (Karl Karlsen’s Wife) Biography, Family & More


Cindy Best is not a star or any celebrity. She is just an ordinary lady and author. She is well recognized as a spouse of Karl Karlsen. Cindy got her husband arrested when she came to know that Karl killed his first wife and son just to get insurance money.

As per the source, he carried out the crime first with his former partner Christina Karlsen in 1991 fire. Later, Karl brutally murdered his boy Levi Karlsen in 2008 in Seneca County.

In March 2020, it was declared by Calaveras County judge that he will spend the rest of the life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The tragic story has telecasted on ABC 20/20 in an episode airing Friday, June 5, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST. Daughters of (from his first marriage) Karl Karlsen was also there and gave their exclusive interview with Cindy Best.


Real Full Birth Name Cindy Best.
Nick Name Cindy
Profession Author.
Famous for Being the wife of Karl Karlsen.
Birthyear 1966.
Age (as of 2020) 54 years old.
Birthplace The United States of America.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Gender Female.
Ethnicity White.
Religion Christianity.
Current Residence Farmington, New York, USA.
Personal Information
Marital Status Divorced.
Boyfriend Not known.
Husband/Spouse Name Karl Karlsen.
Children Son: Alex Karlsen.
Half-son: Levi Karlsen.
Step-daughter: Kati Karlsen & Erin Karlsen
Eating Habits Non-vegan.
Works at Windmill farm and craft market.
Net worth (approx.) $50,000 US Dollars, as of 2020.
Physical Stats
Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 4″.
Centimeters: 163 cm.
Meters: 1.63 m.
Weight Kilograms: 65 kg.
Pounds: 143 lb.
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde.
Body Type Hourglass.
Figure Measurements 40-34-38.
Parents Father: Unknown.
Mother: —
Siblings Sister: Will update.
Brother: —
Highest Qualification Graduate.
School Local High School.
Alma Mater Will update.
Hobbies Reading, Cooking, Writing, and Watching Documentaries.
Color Navy Blue.
Food Pizza, Pasta, Burger, Fries, etc.


Personal Life

She got married to Karl Karlsen in the year 1993 in a private ceremony. The ex-pair used to live in rural Varick, New York. Through their marriage, Cindy and Karl welcomed one child. The name of her son is Alex Karlsen.

But, she gave him divorce after the 18 years of their marriage after discovering the fact that he killed Christina Karlsen. As per the reports, she trapped behind a boarded-up window in the bathroom which was completely filled with smoke.

The event took place on New Year’s Day in 1991 in her California home. Earlier, Karl took a $200,000 USD life insurance policy. Christina and Karlsen shared three children together i.e. two daughters Kati Karlsen & Erin Karlsen and a son Levi Karlsen.

Many years later, the murderer took a $700,000 USD policy on Levi. Later, he lifted a truck on a wobbly jack. Karl told his boy to work under the truck. As per the source, he knocked the truck on Levi’s chest and left him to die on the floor.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Cindy Best

  • She changed her name after the marriage with Karl Karlsen and she started putting Karlsen instead of Best.
  • Currently, she is living in Farmington, New York, USA.
  • Karl Karlsen’s wife got suspected of his actions and made her mind to bring the truth and give justice to the victims.
  • Cindy Best hired a private investigator who started chasing Karl as well as he recorded her conversation with Karl Karlsen.
  • In this interview, he admitted that he has killed his ex-partner “Christina Karlsen” and son “Levi Karlsen”.
  • Furthermore, Best was the one who helped the authorities to collect prooves against him and she did everything without any fear.
  • On 5 June 2020, she appeared with the daughters of her husband on the TV show.
  • She is writing a book which is based on her marriage experience by the name “I married the murderer”.The date is not confirmed that when she is going to publish this.
  • In the one interview, she said

we should not ignore our intuition. We should listen to our intuition.

  • She was there when the truck fell on Levi Karlsen then she called on 911 and told police about this incident.
  • Cindy shared everything with his cousin and parents who guided her.
  • Nowadays she is working at the Windmill farm and craft market.
  • She is not very much on social media handles. She used Facebook for raising funds for an organization in which she works.
  • She is a writer of “Meet Me Where I’m At”. This book was published in November 2013. Her poetry book was also published in 2019 by the name “Authentic”.


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