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‘Never Thought It Would Happen’: Since the murders of Rochelle Wise and David (Donny) Pichosky, his daughter says ‘every day is a nightmare.’
‘Never Thought It Would Happen’: Since the murders of Rochelle Wise and David (Donny) Pichosky, his daughter says ‘every day is a nightmare.’

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Published January 08, 2014.
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Flournoy said the police have not identified a motive for the murders, saying that their investigation indicated that Wise and Pichosky “had no enemies, didn’t carry around a lot of cash, and were not flashy.”

The only item discovered to be missing and unaccounted for was Wise’s $16,000 platinum and diamond wedding band with a unique clasp.

The ring has not shown up in local pawnshops or been spotted by local jewelers. In addition, the couple’s credit cards have not been used.

This has all left the police unable to determine whether the couple was targeted, or whether they were murdered in a crime of opportunity.

“This is a very complex case,” said Flournoy. “But we are going to solve it.”

The police previously released a security video showing a woman walking outside the Wise-Pichosky home around the time of the crime, but the woman has not yet been identified.

Police still believe the mystery woman could be a key to solving the crime.

“She’s in and around the home around the time they were compromised,” Flournoy said. “No one knows who this lady is. This is a tight-knit, non-transient community, and no one recognized the woman in the video. She is someone we particularly want to speak with.”

A reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderers of Wise and Pichosky has been raised to $57,000 has raised the reward. Tips can be called in to 1-866-493-8477.

Wise was a beloved member of the Toronto Jewish community. She was a former director of Crestwood Valley Day Camp and vice-principal of the preschool division at Bialik Hebrew Day School. The couple wed in 2009.

She and Pichosky married in 2009. They lived in Toronto during the summers and spent winters at the condo in an affluent condo complex called Venetian Park, which sits on an island in the Intracoastal Waterway, dotted with miniature palm trees.

The last person to have had contact with the retired couple was their daughter-in-law Suzanne Pichosky, who chatted with them using the FaceTime computer app early on the morning of January 9.

“We were in Orlando with our kids and just called to say hi,” she told the [press conference](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K97NhK0NETw, “and tell them we were enjoying Disney World.”


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