Hallandale Beach, FL - New Details Released In Case Of Canadian Orthodox Couple Murdered In Fla.
Hallandale Beach, FL - Updating a story originally reported by VINNEWS (http://bit.ly/XPTLNG) in January, Hallandale Beach, FLA police say the Toronto Orthodox couple found dead in their home on January 10 was killed by asphyxiation, and that they are still seeking a ‘motive.’
The GLOBE AND MAIL (http://bit.ly/VFNMMX) is reporting that at a press conference on Wednesday, Hallandale Beach police chief Dwayne Flournoy offered new details surrounding the case which he called “senseless.”
Flournoy said both victims, David Pichosky, 71, and his wife, Rochelle Wise, 66, were asphyxiated, but could not reveal exactly how—-and that investigators had “scientific evidence” showing there were at least two perpetrators.
Flournoy said it is not likely the perpetrators were known to their victims.
A $51,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest.
According to the chief, a neighbor’s security camera recorded a ‘corpulent’ woman arriving at the house carrying a package the day before the victim’s bodies were found. She went to the back of the house, then left empty-handed.
Police are still trying to identify the woman.
Flournoy said police initially received a tip that Mr. Pichosky may have been targeted because he went to the local casino, but investigators following up the tip found that Mr. Pichosky was not a gambler and that he had only gone to the casino to buy ice-cream for his grandchildren.
An additional police theory was dispelled when investigators visited the couple’s Toronto home, said Flournoy, without releasing further details.
“The killers’ freedom is short lived. This case is going to be solved, trust me,” vowed Flournoy.
Ms. Wise’s son, Jamie, and a family friend, Pearl Gladman, urged anyone with information to contact police.
“If you know anything, help the family get beyond this,” said Ms. Gladman. “Just help us get an end to this.”
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