Slain couple found dead in Florida vacation home laid to rest
Published Monday, January 14, 2013 6:15AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 14, 2013 4:01PM EST
A funeral was held today for the Toronto couple at the centre of a double-murder investigation in south Florida.
Services were held Monday afternoon for David Pichosky, 71, and his wife, 66-year-old Rochelle Wise, at the Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel in North York.
One mourner attending the funeral on Monday said it was standing room only inside the chapel and when that got full, people lined up outside the building to pay their last respects.
The husband and wife were found murdered inside their Florida townhome in Hallandale Beach on Thursday evening.
The couple was known to spend their winters in the gated, waterfront community, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Police have confirmed that the couple was murdered, but have offered few details about the motive for the killing or the suspect.
On Monday, a Hallandale Beach Police spokesperson told CTV News that the investigation into the murders is ongoing.
Capt. Sonia Quinones said investigators are awaiting a medical examiner’s report to determine the cause of death.
The retired couple split their time between Toronto and Hallandale Beach, and Wise was well-known in Toronto as the founding director of Crestwood Valley Day Camp and as vice-principal at Bialik Hebrew Day School.