Jewish Snowbirds Were Smothered To Death in Florida Townhouse

Police Hunt Two or More Suspects — No Known Motive

By Forward Staff

Published March 06, 2013.
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The couple had no secret dark side that could explain the killing.

“They were nice people,” Flournoy said. “They were enjoying their new marriage.”

Pearl Gladman, Wise’s longtime friend and fellow retiree, also begged for the public’s help solving the crime.

“They were so happy, and they were robbed of so many years of happiness,” Gladman told the Sun-Sentinel. “If you know anything, just help their friends and family get beyond this. Just think if it was your family or someone that you loved.”

Flournoy said investigators have determined that more than one person carried out the slayings, bur refused to reveal other details, such as how exactly they were killed.

The chief also shot down a rumour that the murders had anything to do with a casino near their condo, where their bodies were found.

He said Pichosky did go to the casino shortly before their murders, but only to buy ice cream.

Investigators quickly ruled their deaths a double murder but chose not to release the cause of death after receiving the results of toxicology tests. Flournoy and other member of his team visited Toronto in January to gather leads.

In February, police released video surveillance footage shot the day before the couple’s bodies were discovered of a woman carrying an unidentified item toward the back of the townhouse Wise and Pichosky shared.

Police are awaiting the results of further forensic testing, Flournoy said. There are also numerous surveillance tapes to be studied. He refused to comment on whether anything was stolen from the home.

CrimeStoppers and private donors have offered a reward of $51,000 for information that would help solve the case.

With JTA


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