Man with no hands or legs wanted in parents’ murder

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Detectives released a surveillance photo of Sean Petrozzino taken Tuesday morning by a Wells Fargo ATM in Orlando. Police are looking for Sean Petrozzino in the deaths of his parents. Michael and Nancy Petrozzino were found fatally shot at their Orlando home Tuesday November 4, 2014. - CNN

Detectives released a surveillance photo of Sean Petrozzino taken Tuesday morning by a Wells Fargo ATM in Orlando. Police are looking for Sean Petrozzino in the deaths of his parents. Michael and Nancy Petrozzino were found fatally shot at their Orlando home Tuesday November 4, 2014. – CNN 

ORLANDO – Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida.

Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found Michael Petrozzino, 63, and Nancy Petrozzino, 64, fatally shot Tuesday at their Orlando area home after Nancy failed to report to the elementary school where she taught.

Homicide detectives have released a surveillance photo of Sean Petrozzino taken Tuesday morning by a Wells Fargo ATM in Orlando and are calling him a “person of interest” in the slayings.

In the photo, he appears to be clutching cash with the end of his arms, which end near his wrists.

He stands on prosthetic legs.

Police are looking for Sean Petrozzino in the deaths of his parents. Michael and Nancy Petrozzino were found fatally shot at their Orlando home Tuesday November 4, 2014. - CNN

Police are looking for Sean Petrozzino in the deaths of his parents. Michael and Nancy Petrozzino were found fatally shot at their Orlando home Tuesday November 4, 2014. – CNN

Officials have declined to call Petrozzino a suspect but say he is armed and is considered dangerous.

He was last seen in his parents’ vehicle, a red 2012 Toyota Camry with Florida tags, and is thought to be in South Florida.

“Please note for identification purposes, the physical characteristics of his hands,” the Sheriff’s Office said in an advisory.

CNN affiliate WFTV said Petrozzino, 30, lost portions of his limbs as a child because of bacterial meningitis.

The station reported that neighbors said he had recently moved in with his parents after having financial troubles.

Michael Petrozzino worked at Disney World and Nancy Petrozzino taught second grade for 10 years at Andover Elementary School in Orlando.

“We’re at a loss. She was very well-liked,” Orange County Public Schools spokeswoman Kathy Marsh said.

7 comments

    • EmmJae

      Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out..if they’re looking for an amputee, there’s good forensic reason for it. Pulling a trigger, even without hands would not require one to be a genius. So yes please, YOU be the one to ask the ‘obvious question’.

      • bob

        Do you even know what “forensic” means? They’re looking for him because he’s missing and because he’s in an ATM photo with a bunch of money. That’s “circumstantial”, not “forensic.”

        I’d be looking for him too, but at some point they’ll need to explain how he actually did it. They won’t have any fingerprints, that’s for sure.

  • Sandra Gowdy

    Kinda a curious..but how is a quadruple amputee capable of murdering 2 people?? I mean, don’t get me wrong, it may be possible I guess. Would really like to know how in the heck he did it, if he did.

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