MAN ARRESTED IN DEATH OF POMPANO BEACH WOMAN

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
20-6-17A
BSO Case Number:
11-2006-006283 (UPDATE)
Date:
June 22, 2020
Time:
5:19 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Pompano Beach  
Place of Occurrence:
614 Gardens Drive, Pompano Beach 
Victim(s):
Kathi Blankenberg, 35, female, 6/6/85, 614 Gardens Drive, Pompano Beach (DECEASED) 
Suspect(s):
Philip Edwards, 31, male, 5/10/89, 614 Gardens Drive, Pompano Beach
Description of Incident:
Philip Edwards was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives for the murder of Kathi Blankenberg.

At approximately 5:19 a.m. Monday, June 22, Edwards claimed he had found his wife shot in their home located at 614 Gardens Drive in Pompano Beach. BSO deputies arrived and discovered Blankenberg’s deceased body inside the residence. 

Twin infants were also located in the home. The girls were unharmed and are currently in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

Edwards was arrested Monday night following the execution of a search warrant. Several firearms, including the murder weapon, were located inside his Mercedes Benz. He faces charges related to second degree murder, child neglect, possession of a weapon and probation violation. 

The homicide investigation continues. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Homicide Det. W. DeJesus, CID
Homicide Det. L. Bonhomme, CID

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO
6/23/20 1545

Homicide Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID
Pompano Beach