Orthodox jewish Couple Found Murdered in Miami Beach Condo

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A Canadian couple who spent their winters in South Florida were found dead inside their Hallandale Beach condominium Thursday night.

Their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide — not a murder-suicide — said Captain Sonia Quinones with the Hallandale Beach Police Department.

The couple were identified as David Pichosky, 71 and Rochelle Wise, 66.

Neighbors described the Toronto couple as “very warm” and friendly.

“They were very happy together,” said Amparo Rabin, who knew them well. “It was a pleasure to say hello to them every morning.”

The bodies of David Pichosky, 71, and Rochelle Wise, 66, were discovered by a neighbour on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Hallandale, Fla. Credit: CTV

Pichosky and Wise, who married about four years ago, were very religious and could be seen walking to temple every Friday night, neighbors said.

Wise was the founding director of the Crestwood Valley Day Camp near Toronto. She remained in that position until her retirement in 2005. She was also a teacher at the Bialik Hebrew Day School.

On Friday morning, the Venetian Park neighborhood where they lived was blocked off by yellow crime tape. The area, on the 900 block of Northeast 25th Avenue just off Three Island Boulevard, rarely has any police presence except for a false alarm going off, residents say.

Source: The Miami herald

 

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