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Ivy League educated man suspected in the Astoria murder of his girlfriend

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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:14 am, Thu Jul 5, 2012.

Police are waiting for the suspect in the murder of his ad executive girlfriend to turn himself in, according to the police.

As of Friday, June 29, Jason Bohn, a lawyer who received his master's degree from Columbia University, had not surrendered, according to the Queens District Attorney's Office.

Police received a tip to check out an apartment at 28-25 33 St. in Astoria on Tuesday, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said. When officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the tip at about 7:30 p.m. they found Danielle Thomas, 27, unconscious from a head trauma.

Medics arrived and pronounced her dead at the scene.

“It appears to be a domestic situation,” the NYPD spokeswoman said.

Other media outlets have reported that Bohn, 33, might have fled to Florida, the state where Bohn and Thomas met less than a year ago. According to a New York Times article about law students and their subsequent student loans in which Bohn was interviewed he stated that he grew up as a ward of the state of New York.

Thomas moved into Bohn's Astoria apartment in March and landed a job as an ad executive at Weight Watchers. 

They allegedly had an abusive relationship. Two weeks after a May 24 incident that left lasting bruises Thomas reported it to the police. According to the court report, Bohn punched Thomas in the face and back. While she was at the police station on June 7 Bohn called her.

"It's war," he said. "I'll dedicate my life to hunting you down like a dog in the street. I am going to make your life impossible."

Bohn was charged with assault, aggravated harassment and harassment, according the DA's office. A temporary order of protection was issued, according to court documents. Bohn's arraignment for the May 24 incident and the subsequent June 7 phone called is scheduled for July 11. 

Since her death and before her Facebook page was taken down, friends posted comments about Thomas' sweet nature.

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