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Jason Bohn Sought for Murder of Danielle Thomas in Astoria

According to authorities, a boyfriend is being sought for the murder of his girlfriend. The boyfriend is so brazen that he threatened his girlfriend via a cell phone call while she was at a police station applying for a restraining order against him. Danielle Thomas’ body was found Tuesday night in Astoria, Queens at the apartment she shared with Jason Bohn. Thomas worked as a senior financial analyst for Weight Watchers and Bohn is a lawyer.

On June 7, Thomas went to the police station for the 114th Precinct to report that Bohn severely beat her by punching her in the face and torso, which left her body bloody and bruised. According to sources, Bohn screamed ‘It’s War!’ in his call to Thomas. “I’ll dedicate my life to hunting you down like a dog in the streets. I am going to make your life impossible.”

Thomas was issued the restraining order but it did not save her life. Police believe that Bohn has fled New York. Bohn earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of Florida. Bohn met Thomas while at a football game in Florida.


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“She was my only child and my mother’s only grandchild. She was really enjoying New York. She loved her job and they loved her,” said Jamie Thomas Bright, Danielle’s mother said. Bohn recently met Thomas’ family when Danielle invited the family on a cruise to the Caribbean. The family said that Bohn appeared overly possessive of Danielle during the cruise.

“On the cruise a couple of months ago we noticed he was very, very jealous,” said Juanita Hardgrove, Danielle’s grandmother. “Danielle called me Nana, and she was my only grandchild. She was a straight-A student, at the top of her class in high school and in college. She studied hard for years and years. She was just beautiful inside and out. She loved her school, loved people.”

Bohn was charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with the beating of Thomas and charged with aggravated harassment for the threats via the cell phone calls. Thomas also told officers at the 114th Precinct that day that she had received threatening emails from Bohn earlier in the day that called her a ‘whore’ and a ‘f—king moron.’ The emails also warned Thomas to stay away from the apartment, which is where she was found beaten to death after a friend called police to ask if they could check on her.

The couple used to live together in Winter Haven, Florida and just recently moved to the apartment in Astoria. Neighbors of the couple claim that Thomas was beaten multiple times by Bohn but she did not want to break up with him until she acquired the restraining order.

“He used to beat her all the time. I’ve heard her screaming and crying, and so have many of the other neighbors,” said one unidentified neighbor. “He would scream at her and tell her to get out. She would say, ‘Where would I go? I have nowhere to go!’ ”

Jason Bohn Sought for Murder of Danielle Thomas in Astoria by

  • roger

    I knew Jason personally and I am shocked. He was a great guy. I am sad for the victim and her family. This should not have happened.

    You never know what lurks in the heart of people even when you are around them. Jason could be low key and he could be high strung and very passionate. I have seen both sides of him.

  • Phil

    Roger, its not what just lurks in his heart. Its the fact that he has a history of abusing women and a restraining order against himself yet still did this. I kenw the victim for a few years when we both lived in Orlando. Danielle was never high strung, just a great heart. What a scumbag he is.

  • A friend

    Danielle was a cherished child who did have people who loved her and had a home with her mother or her Nana anytime she wanted. She was loved by everyone in her hometown and had many friends who absolutely would have helped her had they known. If her boyfriend did this he deserves to die in the same horrific way this bright wonderful girl did. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May her soul rest in peace and may her brutal killer be punished to the full extent of the law.

  • nick

    It is a shame. A friend of my girlfriends’ was her ex in Florida.

    Roger, I hope you will be (or have already been) moved to do her due diligence and contact the local authorities with anything that could help them bring him in for questioning!

  • hp

    A small group of people from her home town of Danville, KY have made it a point to do all they can to find this monster.

    Please like this fb page and spread it to everyone you know.

    Find him before he hurts anyone else.

  • roger

    I dont support Jason in this tragedy. He was a great guy but this was despicable and he needs to be punished severely. I have a sneaking suspicion that he will not be found alive. This is just a huge waste of life.

    My heart is broken for the young lady and her family.

  • Kelly

    I live in the building where this crime happened. It is absolutely inexcusable that the authorities let this monster go free after he was arrested for abusing her and after he threatened to “hunt her down like a dog.” Whoever is responsible for letting him out on bail for free needs to be held publicly accountable. They have some explaining to do.

    Roger, I hope you contact the authorities at the 114th precinct in Queens with any information you may have on Jason’s whereabouts. He needs to be arrested and brought back to Queens for trial asap.

    HP, Where is the Facebook page you mentioned?

  • tracy

    is the facebook page. Dani was a wonderful person who did not have a history of being with abusive men.
    She was sweet and kind and tried to help anyone in need and Jason preyed on these qualities. I suspect he will take his own life before surrendering to the justice system. I do know that he began to isolate Dani from family and friends and finally lured her to New York. It appears that his violent episodes escalated quickly after she moved there according to reports I have read. I personally went through domestic violence for a short period in my life and I am thankful that I survived. I wish that Dani had survived too. We may never know why she went back to the apartment that day, but I know Dani will be missed by many people.

  • carrie

    ROGER, you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. If he was your friend you have the right to feel bad for him. Roger, I just hope he don’t kill himself.

    Nick, Roger never said anything about Jason’s whereabouts.

  • ron

    I too know Jason but never met Danielle. I’m just stunned and numb about this. I never thought he could be capable of such cruelty and savagery. My heart goes out to Danielle and her family and loved ones. He threw her life away and his as well. He ruined many lives with his actions. Like Roger, I feel bad for all those involved but friendship aside, he deserves the harshest punishment New York State can give. Disgusted and disappointed.

  • Jim

    No excuse and I hope he is found dead,worthless coward !!

  • oldcoco

    it is very scary to me how women who file restraining orders can be killed because the accused is not locked up. Look at how the judge let the father of the Powell children have rights to them and he killed them?
    I believe the judges do not really understand what a sociopath is and how dangerous they are.More training for judges needed.

  • oldcoco

    New laws are needed on domestic violence reports and evidence.

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