Authorities Seek Answers In Decade-Old Cold Case Murder Of Pennsylvania Man Tied Up, Killed During Home Invasion

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Source: Bucks County District Attorney’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jan. 20 2023, Published 11:24 a.m. ET

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Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to seek information about the cold-case murder of a man whose girlfriend and son managed to escape during a home invasion 10 years ago.

On Jan. 18, 2013, two men broken into the home of Joseph Canazaro, 48, in Hilltown Township, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said.

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According to the DA’s office, witnesses told investigators the armed perpetrators entered the home shortly before 10 a.m. “tied up Canazaro, his girlfriend, and his 12-year-old son and ransacked the home, taking guns, money, jewelry, and other items.”

Canazaro’s girlfriend and son both managed to escape and alert authorities. Responding officers found Canazaro’s body in the garage of the residence and the victim’s truck gone.

“Surveillance video showed the armed men transferring the stolen items from the truck into a car at the shopping center and fleeing the area,” the DA’s office said.


Officials described the getaway car as a 2004 to 2008 red, four-door Nissan sedan, such as a Nissan Maxima or Nissan Altima.

Anyone with information about the cold case murder is requested to contact Bucks County detectives at (215) 348-6354 or the Hilltown Township Police Department at (215) 435-6011.

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