BOCA RATON, Fla. – Almost 10 years after a mother and daughter were found dead in the parking lot of a Boca Raton mall, police have released new images in hopes of finding their killer.
The Boca Raton Police Department posted an eight-minute video on its Facebook page Tuesday to bring attention to the open investigation into the deaths of Nancy and Joey Bochicchio. The video includes new photographs from the crime scene.
The bodies of Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her 7-year-old daughter, Joey Bochicchio, were found in their still-running sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of the Town Center at Boca Raton on Dec. 12, 2007. Both had been bound and fatally shot.
No one has been arrested, but Boca Raton police believe the killings are linked to an August 2007 carjacking in which the victim survived.
"She indicated that she had been abducted, as she left the mall, at gunpoint, driven to a bank in the area, forced to withdraw money, taken to a secondary location, where she was tied up again in a different manner with some unique features to the way she was restrained," Capt. Matthew Duggan said in the video.
The victim provided information that led to a sketch of the man believed to be responsible.
Duggan said there were "definitive links" between the two incidents. He said the abductor placed goggles over the women's eyes.
Bochicchio's credit cards and cellphone were found hours later in Miami. It was also determined that the zip ties and duct tape used to bind the victims were also purchased there.
"It tells us that our suspect has been there," Duggan said. "And if he's been there, somebody potentially saw him."
A reward of up to $400,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved killings.
Bochicchio murders 10 years later
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the murders of Nancy and Joey Bochicchio, we continue to actively work this case and we remain committed to achieving justice for this family. We have recently produced an eight-minute video, which includes a review of the case and interviews with people who are close to the investigation. We encourage you to watch the video and contact Detective Scott Hanley at 561-338-1344, if you have any information about this case. The reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect remains at $400,000.Posted by Boca Raton Police Services Department on Tuesday, November 7, 2017