$51,000 Reward Offered in Killing of Canadian Couple in Hallandale Beach

Police release new details in homicide of couple killed in January

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    The reward in the killings of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise has been increased, while Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy said investigators believe the couple was asphyxiated. Wise's son, Jamie Wise, asked for the public's help.

    Family and friends of a Canadian couple that was found dead in Hallandale Beach joined police Wednesday to ask for the public's help in finding their killers and announce an increase in the reward in the case to $51,000.

    Hallandale Beach Police also released new information in the killings of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise, who were found dead inside their apartment at the Venetian Park West at 926 Northeast 25th Avenue on Jan. 10.

    Investigators believe the couple was asphyxiated and that the crime was carried out by more than one person, Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy said. He didn't say how the couple may have been asphyxiated.

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    As police released the names of an elderly Canadian couple who were found slain in their Hallandale Beach apartment, neighbors Sandy Trapenese and Gloria Gross tried to make sense of the killings. Al Trapenese said they live in a safe neighborhood.

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    "This was not perpetrated by a sole perpetrator, there's multiple culprits involved in this double homicide," Flournoy said a news conference Wednesday, where he was joined by Wise's son, Jamie.

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    Hallandale Beach Police have released a new video they hope will shed some light into the murder of a Canadian couple in South Florida last month. The footage shows a woman walking outside the home of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise the day before the couple was found murdered inside their apartment at the Venetian Park West at 926 Northeast 25th Avenue.

    "Help find the people that did this to my mom and to Donnie," Jamie Wise said. "Please call the Crime Stoppers, help the police help out family get through this difficult time."

    Flournoy said Pichosky, 71, and Wise, 66, were seen on video at a Hallandale Beach Wal Mart on Jan. 8, and had been communicating with family through Facetime on the morning of Jan. 9. Their bodies were discovered the next day when they didn't show up to meet neighbors for lunch.

    Calling the murder "senseless," Flournoy said police haven't been able to identify a motive.

    Pichosky and Wise were both retired and still lived in Toronto in the warmer months. In January, Hallandale Beach Police traveled to Canada as part of their investigation into the crime.

    The reward in the case had been $1,000, but private donors increased it to $51,000, Flournoy said. He added that police would be posting flyers and billboards as part of the investigation.

    "I'm confident that were gonna solve this case," Flournoy said. "Those people that are responsible for this, their freedom is short-lived because I'm confident that we will be able to bring them to justice and hold them accountable."

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