MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of a Canadian couple in Hallandale Beach earlier this year has been increased to $51,000.
“It’s difficult but we’re here today hoping someone will come forward with information to help our family,” said Wise’s son Jamie.
Wise said it’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that his mother and Pichosky, who had been married for four years, were found murdered inside their condo on January 10th.
“She cared about all her friends, always had a kind word,” said Pearl Gladman, a friend of Wise. “For me it’s a tremendous loss because she’s the sister I never had.”
On Wednesday police confirmed that no arrests had been made in the strangulation deaths of 71-year old David Pichosky and 66-year old Rochelle Wise.
“We do know this was not the act of a single perpetrator, multiple people were involved in this double homicide,” said Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy. “As details come out the public will be shocked when they see just how senseless this murder was.”
On the day they died, police said the couple was expected to meet neighbors for lunch but never showed up. The concerned neighbors used a spare key to check the home and found the couple inside.
Video captured by a neighbor’s electronic video surveillance system shows a woman walking behind the Pichosky/Wise residence on January 9th. On the tape the woman is carrying an item and walks to the rear of the residence near the Intracoastal Waterway. The woman then walked back to the front/side area empty handed.
While the woman is not a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation, police would still like to talk with her because she may have seen something that would help the case. So far, however, they have not been able to identify her.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hallandale Beach Police Department’s Detective Lane Sauls at (954) 457-1438 or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.