New Details Released in Killing of San Juan Capistrano Couple

As the investigation into the fatal shooting of a couple inside a San Juan Capistrano residence continued Thursday, authorities released new information indicating that there was no forced entry into the home.

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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 Sachs, 57, and Andra Sachs, 54, were found shot to death early Sunday morning in the 32200 block of Peppertree Bend, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

An 8-year-old boy who was discovered in the home with a gunshot wound remained hospitalized.

“Preliminary information indicates there was no forced entry into the residence,” Hallock stated in a news release on Wednesday, adding that the incident appeared to be “isolated,” and that there was no information that indicated the community was “at risk.”

The couple was divorced, but they were still living together in the 10,000-square-foot-house when the shooting occurred, authorities said Monday.

Investigators were still unsure whether or not the couple was targeted, according to Hallock. They had also not yet determined a motive in the case.

“Investigators continue to explore all possible motives, to include the Sachs’ current and past business relationships,” Hallock said in the release.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7044 or to submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227.


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