Ivy League-Educated Lawyer Wanted After Girlfriend is Killed in Astoria

By Mary Johnson on June 27, 2012 10:01pm | Updated on June 28, 2012 5:07pm

Danielle Thomas, right, and her mother.
Danielle Thomas, right, and her mother.
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ASTORIA — Police are searching for an Ivy League-educated lawyer in connection to the beating and strangulation of his financial analyst girlfriend in her Queens apartment Tuesday night.

Jason Bohn, 33, lived with Danielle Thomas, 27, in the apartment at 28-25 33rd St. in Astoria, and police said they are trying to track him down after Thomas was found with severe head trauma

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police declined to discuss Bohn's criminal history, but court records show Bohn was arrested on June 7 in Queens and charged with harassment and assault with intent to cause physical injury.

A temporary order of protection was issued as a result of the charges, and Bohn was released on his own recognizance, court records show. He is due back in court on July 11.

Several published reports identified Bohn as Thomas' boyfriend and made reference to a criminal complaint that said Thomas sought help at the 114th Precinct.

While she was at the precinct, the complaint stated that Bohn called her, and police heard him yelling: “It’s war. I’ll dedicate my life to hunting you down like a dog in the streets."

The daughter of the superintendent who works in the building where Thomas was killed told DNAinfo.com New York that several neighbors have complained about yelling coming from the couple's apartment since they moved in about four months ago.

Thomas was a senior financial analyst at Weight Watchers and Bohn is an Ivy League-educated lawyer, according to the New York Post. The two reportedly moved to Astoria recently after previously living in Winter Haven, Fla.

The exact cause of death in the case has not yet been determined. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Police are searching for 33-year-old Jason Bohn, who is wanted for questioning in the murder of 27-year-old Danielle Thomas.
Police are searching for 33-year-old Jason Bohn, who is wanted for questioning in the murder of 27-year-old Danielle Thomas.
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