Woman Found Shot Dead In Pompano Beach; Twin Infant Girls at Home

UPDATE 6/23/2020 – Philip Edwards, 31, of Pompano Beach, was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives for the murder of Kathi Blankenberg, 35. 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. 

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Pompano Beach Monday morning. According to investigators, at approximately 5:19 a.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call regarding a female found shot at 614 Gardens Drive in Pompano Beach. When deputies arrived, they discovered a deceased adult female inside the residence. 

Philip Edwards, 31, of Pompano Beach, 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. 

Twin infant girls were also located in the home. They were unharmed and are believed to be related to the victim. The kids have been turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.  The victim’s name is currently being withheld; the homicide investigation continues. 


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Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detective Wilson DeJesus at 954-321-4289. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

UPDATE 6/23/2020 – Philip Edwards, 31, of Pompano Beach, was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives for the murder of Kathi Blankenberg, 35. 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. 

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