Nearly a year after the mysterious murder of a Canadian couple in Hallandale Beach, police said they are waiting on DNA results that could give them a break in the case.
Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy and the families of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise held a news conference Wednesday morning to give new details in the killings.
Pichosky and Wise were found dead inside their apartment at the Venetian Park West at 926 Northeast 25th Avenue on Jan. 10, 2013. The case remains unsolved.
"They have no enemies, they did not carry large sums of money around, they were not flashy, so we just have not been able to pinpoint the reason why someone would either target them or was it a crime of opportunity," Flournoy said.
Police believe the couple was asphyxiated but haven't said how they were asphyxiated. They were also found bound, Flournoy said Wednesday.
Wise's wedding ring is also missing, and police said robbery is a possible motive in the killings.
On Wednesday, Flournoy said the DNA of two unidentified women was found at the scene, along with a shoe print.
The DNA doesn't match anyone in the Pichosky or Wise families or anyone who would have been permitted into the home, Flournoy said. The DNA was also run through law enforcement databases in the U.S. and Canada but no matches were found.
Detectives are waiting on DNA testing results from the Broward Sheriff's Office crime lab.
"It's only a matter of time before we get our match, and we will get our match," Flournoy said. "We're gonna solve this case."
The shoe print came from an Adidas Supernova sneaker that was made in 2000 and is out of production, Flournoy said.
Flournoy said his department is partnering with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the investigating, and is receiving assistance from the FBI.
Police also released a sketch of a woman (below) who was captured on video outside the couple's home shorty before their bodies were found.
Pichosky, 71, and Wise, 66, were seen on video at a Hallandale Beach WalMart on Jan. 8, 2013, 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, police said.
They were both retired and still lived in Toronto in the warmer months.
At Wednesday's news conference, family members pleaded for information from the public that could help solve the case.
"Our families have no closure and it would be a great help if we could get this case solved," said Pichosky's son, Mark.
"We have no peace, we have no closure, we have no understanding of why this has happened," daughter Sari Rosenblum said. "You only get one dad in your lifetime and mine was taken from me."
A reward of $51,000 has been raised to $57,000 in the case, Flournoy said. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.