Florida Police Update Murder of Toronto Couple

Police in Florida have updated the investigation into the murders of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise.

Police in Florida have updated the investigation into the murders of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise.  The Toronto couple was found dead in their Florida home on January 10th, 2013 after friends became concerned about the pair. 

Investigators held a news conference Wednesday updating the investigation along with the son and daughter of David Pichosky who flew to Florida from Toronto. 

According to Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy investigators have been able to recover two DNA profiles from two different women at the couple’s home.

“We have two DNA profiles that crime scene specific to the murder of ‘Donny’ and Rochelle.  This DNA was introduced into the crime scene by the perpetrators.  This DNA profile does not match anyone in the Pichosky family or the Wise family or anyone that would have had access into their residence,”said Chief Dwayne Flournoy.

The Hallandale Beach police chief also said that the women behind the two DNA profiles are not related to each other and that neither of the profiles match anything in CODIS(Combined DNA Index System) in the U.S. or the Canadian databank.

Investigators are still trying to identify a woman seen in surveillance images near the couple’s home and have a sketch of the person of interest.

Police have also identified a partial footprint from a pair of Adidas Supernova shoes from the year 2000.

The medical examiner concluded that 71-year-old David “Donny” Pichosky and 66-year-old Rochelle Wise died by asphyxiation. 

The $50,000 reward being offered in the case has risen to $57,000.

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