BSO detectives arrest murder suspect

Grand jury indicts Danielle Sachs on first-degree murder charge

Published On: Jan 02 2013 06:37:23 PM EST

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have arrested the woman wanted in connection with the homicide of Jeffrey Blaugrund inside his Pompano Beach apartment.

On Thursday, Dec. 20, a grand jury issued an indictment for Danielle Sachs, 33, for her role in the Oct. 15 death. Through her attorney, Sachs had arranged to turn herself in to deputies on Dec. 21, but she never showed.

Detectives said they caught up to her Wednesday in the 1700 block of East Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale and took her into custody without incident.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 15, Blaugrund picked up Jonathan Forster, 27, and Sachs from a Wendy’s restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale and offered them a place to stay for the night, authorities said.

No one heard from or saw the victim until deputies responded to his residence Nov. 1, detectives said. That afternoon, deputies were called to Blaugrund’s home after neighbors complained of a strong odor emanating from his apartment. After knocking on the door with no response, deputies said they solicited the management office to open the door.

Deputies said they found the apartment ransacked and discovered Blaugrund’s body inside. Investigators said they believe the victim was killed during the commission of a robbery.

The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office said investigators determined Blaugrund died of asphyxia and ruled the case a homicide.

Both Forster and Sachs face one count of first degree murder.