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Authorities Identify Man, Woman Found Dead in San Juan Capistrano Home

Authorities on Monday released the names of a man and a woman whose bodies were discovered early Sunday at their home in San Juan Capistrano.

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Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were found dead in their San Juan Capistrano home, authorities said. (Credit: California Department of Motor Vehicles)

Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were found deceased after deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a 911 call reporting “unknown trouble” at a residence in the 32200 block of Peppertree Bend, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

An 8-year-old boy with serious injuries was also located inside the house, the Sheriff’s Department said. He was transported to a hospital, where he remained Monday.

Preliminary information indicated that the Sachses were divorced but were residing together at the time of the incident, according to authorities.

“They were the most genuine people. They were beautiful,” said Brittany Zkiba, a friend of the Sachses.

The couple, who lived in the 10,000-square-foot-house, reportedly had five children — two of whom are college students, two teenagers and an 8-year-old.

Ken Baum, who has rented a commercial space from the Sachses for the past two years, said they owned several businesses, were difficult to deal with and seemed to have their share of legal troubles.

“They changed their name a couple of times on the checks that we’d send to them, and basically they didn’t keep their agreements very well at all,” Baum said.

Asked if residents in the area had any reason to be fearful, Hallock, the sheriff’s lieutenant, responded: “All I’ll say is that this is a very safe community. The incident was isolated to that particular residence. Anything further, or any more specifics other than that, I can’t comment on.”

Homicide investigators have not identified a suspect or a motive in the case. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7044. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227 or occrimestoppers.org.

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