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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The FBI is hoping new information and an increased reward will generate new leads in a cold case double murder.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the FBI headquarters in Miramar, authorities revealed a new clue in the unsolved murders of Nancy Bochicchio and her 7-year-old daughter Joey.
The mother and daughter were found shot to death inside their parked vehicle at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton December 12, 2007.
“Some things stay with you and this stayed with me,” said Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander as he held up a photo of the victims.
Police said they were kidnapped at a mall and Bochicchio was forced to drive to an ATM and withdraw money.
The killer bound them with duct tape and plastic ties before shooting them in the parking lot.
“How can anyone have peace when their daughter was tortured their last moments on this earth?” said JoAnn Bruno, Bochicchio’s sister.
For the first time, authorities are revealing that the killer is tied to Miami-Dade County
“Investigators determined that the plastic ties and duct tape were bought at a major home improvement store in Miami-Dade County,” said Alexander.
Police revealed previously that Bochicchio’s credit card and cellphone were discarded in Miami, but until now police weren’t ready to say that the murderer may have lived there.
“Investigators believe the killer may have ties to Dade County and we hope someone will provide the information we need,” said Michael D’Alonzo of the FBI.
The FBI has boosted up the reward to $400,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the FBI at (754) 703-2000, Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.