Bucks Investigators Seek Information on 2013 Hilltown Murder

Ten years ago, on January 18, 2013, two men broke into the home of a Hilltown Township family. When they left, Joseph Canazaro was dead. The search continues for those responsible for his murder.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Hilltown Township Police Department continue to investigate the murder of Canazaro, 48, and are asking for the public’s help for information.

Witnesses say two armed men entered the home in the 300 block of Swartley Road just before 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2013. They tied up Canazaro, his girlfriend, and his 12-year-old son and ransacked the home, taking guns, money, jewelry, and other items.

The woman and the boy managed to escape and call 911. When police arrived, they found Canazaro dead inside the garage.

The robbers fled Canazaro's home in his truck, which was later recovered at the Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center. 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 getaway vehicle is described as a red, four-door Nissan sedan, believed to be a 2004 to 2008 Nissan Maxima or Altima. 

Anyone with information about the case 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 left at www.bucksda.org.

Media Contact: Manuel Gamiz Jr., 215.348.6298, mgamiz@buckscounty.org

Suspect vehicle in Canazaro homicide, Hilltown Twp, 1/18/2013

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