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Authorities Arrest Suspect In 2013 Cold Case Murder Of Pennsylvania Man Tied Up, Killed During Home Invasion

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Source: Bucks County District Attorney’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jun. 24 2024, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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Authorities in Pennsylvania recently made in arrest in the cold-case murder of a man whose girlfriend and son managed to escape during a home invasion over 11 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.

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

Bucks County detectives recently identified Thomas Delgado, a 50-year-old from Philadelphia, as a suspect in the case after recovering DNA evidence from a mask in the victim's stolen pickup truck, among other evidence, WCAU reported.

Delgado faces multiple charges in connection with the case, including murder, sexual assault, kidnapping of a minor, and robbery.

"Delgado's arrest is only one piece of the puzzle and the investigation is still ongoing," a Hilltown Township Police spokesperson told WCAU.

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

Tips can also be submitted at www.bucksda.org.

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