Family, police not giving up on bringing justice to Nancy & Joey Bochicchio

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Police searched across the country for the man who killed a Boca Raton woman and her daughter, but still no justice for Nancy Bochicchio's family on the fifth anniversary of the murders.

"I just beg of you, if there is anything at all, please come forward," cried JoAnn Bruno, Nancy's sister.

Bruno lives in agony over the murders of her sister and niece five years ago.

Clutching a poster, covered in pictures of 7-year-old Joey, Bruno made an emotional plea. "Please give my sister and Joey peace," she said. "Their last moments on earth, she was tortured."

Nancy and Joey Bochicchio were abducted from the Boca Raton Town Center Mall parking lot on December 12 2007. The last images of the two were taken by mall security cameras as they left from their shopping excursion.

They were then bound, forced to take out money from a bank ATM, and shot to death. Police have exhausted more than 1,900 leads, but still no justice. "We feel confident in the evidence we have, that if we can identify a suspect, we can tie the suspect to the evidence," said Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander.

The investigation has taken police to New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Tampa. But key evidence, such as the gun used in the shooting, were never recovered.

A sketch is the only image ever released of a possible suspect. "Stanley and I promised her, we'd see that this animal was caught," cried Bruno.

The Bruno's usually spend this solemn day in New York where Nancy and Joey are buried. They broke tradition to come back to Boca Raton hoping it will one day lead to peace. "I can go to sleep and know he's paying for it -- instead of wondering where he is. Is he having a good life?"

Joey's birthday is next Monday. She would've been 13 years old.

If you have any information on this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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