SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com) — There was no evidence of forced entry to the San Juan Capistrano home where a divorced couple was found shot to death over the weekend, according to Orange County sheriff’s investigators.
Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and his ex-wife, Andra Resa Sachs, 54, were found with gunshot wounds inside their home in the 32000 block of Peppertree Bend around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The victims’ 8-year-old son was also shot and is now being hospitalized for paralysis.
Investigators said the incident appears to be isolated. They are continuing to explore the duo’s current and past business relationships.
The Sachses, who were residing together at the time of the killings, had a history of questionable business dealings.
Homicide detectives were going over a list of names of people who may have been disgruntled with the Sachses, who owned several pieces of property in San Juan Capistrano and elsewhere in Orange County.
Business owners like Bryce Baum said there were some issues throughout the time he has leased commercial space in San Juan Capistrano from the Sachses.
“I just know that we were here for about a year and a half and they’ve changed business names several times,” Baum said. “And I couldn’t even tell you how people have come around looking for them, you know, due to whatever business dealings or money and something like that. But you could tell people were trying to get into contact with them for a while.”
Baum’s father, Ken, said the couple told him he had to write his check to a different company name every month.
“It was very odd because after we signed the lease, we gave them a check. They walked us outside, my son and I, and they said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t tell anybody you know us, you don’t know our names, you don’t know we’re here, we don’t exist.’ And I was kinda puzzled. And he said, ‘The reason why is we own a lot of property and people are always trying to get us for something,’” he said.
On RipoffReport.com, a number of tenants and even alleged family members have filed complaints, warning others not to rent from the Sachses.
One person wrote, “I feel violated and used.” Another said, “She may think she has gotten away with my money… but I will be seeing her behind bars.”