Crimestoppers raises reward money

A little over a year has now past since the body of murder victim Sam Del Brocco, the CEO of Alexandria-based PCI Communications, was found in his million dollar condo located at 1770 Bay Drive in Pompano Beach. But Broward Sheriff’s office deputies have recently advised that a one time stalled investigation now has “new legs.”


Del Brocco, raised in South Florida and a graduate of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Hollywood, had at different times in his life also been a school psychologist and part time entertainer. The BSO announced that the reward money for his killer’s capture has now been raised to $25,000.

The slain businessman’s body was found September 12, 2010, not long after he was last seen having dinner alone at Kelley’s Landing in Fort Lauderdale. There are reasons to believe that the killer was another male, who he may have invited into his home for a spontaneous, late night hookup.

Detectives investigating Del Brocco’s past found out that he kept many of these possible homosexual alliances private and hidden, leading a different life in Alexandria, Virginia, where his known associations featured a long-time female social companion. However, the bulk of Del Brocco’s estate, it turns out, was in left in trust for a younger, male business associate at his company.

PCI Communications is now represented by his successor, Robert Sprague, who said at the time of Del Brocco’s murder “Sam built PCI into a great company filled with talented and committed people. While his death represents a huge loss, we know that he would want us to carry on.”

Del Brocco lived on Windsor Avenue in Alexandria for many years, where he was very popular with his neighbors. Prior to his death, he had just bought a home in the Fort Hunt neighborhood of Fairfax County and moved there.

During his life, he recorded three record albums; made dozens of national television appearances, and performed live with his eight-piece band in hotels and resorts from Miami’s Fontainebleau to Caesar’s in Atlantic City. He co-founded PCI Communications in 1986 with his then-musical director/keyboard player Bob Sprague.

“It may have been a random act, or something more than that. We are continuing to investigate the killing,” says BSO homicide investigator Tim Duggan. “If you have a lead, we want to know.”

Duggan can be reached at 954-321-4210.

Read SFGN next week for more on this developing story.