Broward News

Double-Murder Suicide the Official Ruling in Palm Aire Condo Deaths

Still no word on exactly why Benjamin Schwartz gunned down his two neighbors on Friday before killing himself, but an investigation of the case confirmed that particular chain of events. From the Broward Sheriff's Office release:

Ballistics tests done on evidence collected from the two adjacent condominium units confirmed the scenario, though it's still unclear what prompted Mr. Schwartz to kill Vincent Cairoli, 77, and Ed White, 67.



BSO deputies went to the building just after 8:30 p.m. after a relative of Schwartz called to request a welfare check. When they arrived, a neighbor who lived directly below Cairoli and White told deputies he had heard a loud sound from their condo. Deputies discovered their bodies first. BSO's SWAT then entered Schwartz's condo, where they found him dead.



Anyone with information about these homicides can call Det. Tim Duggan at (954) 321-4210 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Thomas Francis