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In Loving Memory Of
Nancy Bochicchio & her daughter,
Joey Noel Bochicchio-Hauser

New Bochicchio evidence released (1/26/10)
Goggles Found At Boca Mall Murder Stump Police (1/26/10)
Will Boca police ever find the Bochicchios' killer? (1/27/10)
Experts: Releasing goggles in Bochicchio murders a good move (1/27/10)

New Bochicchio evidence released
Reported by: David Gould
Last Update: 1/25 2:23 pm

BOCA RATON, FL. -- It's been over two years since Nancy and Joey Bochicchio were found murdered in the parking lot of the Town Center Mall.

The Boca Raton Police say that they are reevaluating several hundred pieces of evidence related to the Bochicchio case.

Investigators are trying to identify a pair of yellow plastic goggles found at the crime scene.

There is a $350,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the homicides.

Anyone with information about the googles is asked to contact Boca Raton Detective Jeff Clare at 561-338-1246

Or Crimestoppers at 1-800-458- TIPS.

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Goggles Found At Boca Mall Murder Stump Police

Police need your help to determine the origin and manufacturer of a pair of goggles recovered from the scene.
Investigators have combed through numerous pieces of evidence left behind at the scene of a mother-and-daughter murder that occurred more than two years ago.

The Boca Raton December 2007 killings of Nancy and Joey Bochicchio have stumped investigators who have received more than 1,900 leads. However, none has led to a conviction.

Now, police need your help to determine the origin and manufacturer of a pair of goggles recovered from the scene.

The goggles have a yellow plastic frame with a hinged bridge across the nose. The lenses are removable and black in color. On the inside, a black foam cushion lines the goggles except for two outside areas that serve as vents. The headband is elastic and also black in color.

The Boca Raton police said it continues to pursue new leads and review items left at the crime scene.

"We have recently completed a painstaking reevaluation of several hundred pieces of evidence," Officer Sandra Boonenberg wrote in a statement released Monday.

The reward for information leading to an arrest has now increased to $350,000.

Anyone with any knowledge of the manufacturer, points of sale, or make of these goggles or any other information is asked to call Detective Jeff Clare at 561-338-1246 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

A mall security guard found the bodies of Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her 7-year-old daughter, Joey Bochicchio-Hauser, in their SUV outside the Town Center mall on Dec. 12, 2007. They had been robbed, bound and shot to death.

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Will Boca police ever find the Bochicchios' killer?
Posted by Lois Solomon on January 27, 2010 07:00 AM

Two years after Nancy Bochicchio and her daughter, Joey, were murdered at Town Center mall in Boca Raton, it's pretty clear that Boca Raton police have no idea who killed them.bochichio.jpg
The police on Monday released a photo of the goggles that the killer put on either Nancy or Joey (they wouldn't say who). Police found the pair shot to death in their car in the mall parking lot on Dec. 12, 2007 after they had gone Christmas shopping. They had withdrawn $500 from the bank and were bound with plastic ties and handcuffs before they were murdered.
I think about the Bochicchios every time I go to the mall. Since the murders, emergency telephones have been installed in the garages and security cars are all over the place. I still do a scan around my car before I get in and lock the doors as soon as I get seated.
Police have received about 2,000 tips regarding the murder. I'm sure they are doing their best to find the killer, but I'm afraid he is living among us and starting to relax because there are few clues as to who he is.
Photo courtesy of Timmy McCurdy
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I phoned and gave the police the name and location of my nephew. He matched the sketch to a "T", lived and hung out nearby, has a long history of drug abuse,crystal meth, weed, you name it. He also has a long history of criminal activity, including stealing from his grandparents--guns, jewelry, forcing an elderly woman to sign checks so he can steal.

Posted by: JEFF | January 27, 2010 8:29 AM

Jeff, please email me the information or your contact info so I can pass it along to the detective. Thank you. Boca PD.

Posted by: Boca Raton Police | January 27, 2010 10:05 AM

Sorry email is

Posted by: Boca Raton Police | January 27, 2010 10:06 AM

Hopefully Jeff emailed you but if not you all, boca pd, need to get a hold of him cause if hes not telling the truth that morons like this need to be investigated... again, if hes not telling the truth... he probably never thought the pd would be on here

Posted by: sam | January 27, 2010 5:07 PM

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Experts: Releasing goggles in Bochicchio murders a good move

By Jerome Burdi, Sun Sentinel

January 26, 2010

Boca Raton police took a positive step in releasing photos of evidence in the Town Center murders Monday, experts say, even if it was two years after a mother and young daughter were found shot to death at the mall.
The bodies of Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her 7-year-old daughter, Joey, were found in their parked SUV on Dec. 12, 2007. Their hands were bound with plastic ties and at least one of them had her eyes covered with blacked-out goggles.
On Monday, police released an image of those goggles, asking for the public's help in identifying them.
Police have had almost 2,000 leads in the case that was aired on America's Most Wanted. But no arrests have been made, and no suspects named.
Putting evidence out to the public can reap benefits, experts say.
"The lifeblood of any investigation is information," said Vernon Geberth, a retired New York police commanding officer of the Bronx Homicide Task Force and author of Practical Homicide Investigation.
The Unabomber case is a perfect example, said Richard Mangan, a criminal justice professor at Florida Atlantic University.
The Unabomber had the FBI frustrated after killing three people and injuring at least 22 in a 17-year bombing spree that began in 1978. With no solid leads, the FBI turned to the media and published some of Unabomber's Manifesto. David Kaczynski recognized his brother Ted's handwriting and turned him in.
Release of the goggles photos is the same as federal investigators releasing Kaczynski's Manifesto, Mangan said.
"Somebody may give [Boca Raton police] a call who knows someone who had glasses that were similar, and then they have a new lead."
The goggles appear to be a cheap, indistinctive pair, possibly from China, said Sassafras Zellar, co-owner of Misfits Central Eyewear, a Michigan goggles supplier.
Though releasing evidence sooner may have helped, Geberth said, releasing it later also has benefits.
"Over time, cases do go cold but relationships change," he said. "Maybe a person's mad at somebody and the police get a tip."
Police ask that anyone with information about the manufacturer or sale of the goggles, or any other information about the case, call Detective Jeff Clare, 561-338-1246, or Crime Stoppers, 800-458-8477.
Staff Writer Peter Franceschina and Staff Researcher Barbara Hijek contributed to this report.
Jerome Burdi can be reached at or 561-243-6531.

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