Inside the Evidence: Rochester father waiting for justice

April 05, 2019 11:31 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Who killed a young Rochester couple more than 12 years ago? 

Sarah Capadano, 23, and her boyfriend Daniel Perez, 21, were shot and killed in their home in the South Wedge in 2006.  News10NBC brought you exclusive new details on the case last week. Now, Sarah's father is speaking out. 


"Things go in slow motion. It really does, it really does," recalled Michael Capadano. 

Nov. 9, 2006, is the day everything changed for the Capadano family. 

Michael Capadano: "That was it."

News10NBC's Nikki Rudd: "Your daughter was dead."

Michael: "My daughter was dead and so was Daniel. There isn't a morning or an evening I don't think about her." 

Sarah graduated from Nazareth Academy in 2001. She got her associates degree from the Rochester Business Institute and was working as an accountant. Along the way, she met Daniel Perez. 

"He was a caring young man," said Michael. "He was very respectful, always willing to help, never treated Sarah bad." 

After dating for several years, Sarah and Daniel bought a home on Hamilton Street in the South Wedge. They were found shot and killed in that home in November of 2006. The big question that remains unanswered: why? 

"I think there was something that Daniel was involved in," said Michael. "There was something he was involved in that went down and cost him and Sarah their lives."

Rochester Police believe the suspects were inside the home waiting to ambush the couple. There were no signs of a break in. The only thing that appeared to be disturbed in the home was the mattress in their bedroom. It was moved slightly off the box spring. 

"It looks like somebody went in there with the intention of looking for something and knew where it was," said RPD Investigator Andrew MacKenzie. 

Daniel was known to smoke marijuana. 

"He was involved in selling small amounts of marijuana, nothing big," said Inv. MacKenzie. 

Michael says his daughter and Daniel had recently made some big purchases including a car and improvements to their home. 

Sarah's purse was left sitting on a table in the living room with $600 in a case inside. It hadn't been touched. The money was from a candle party Sarah had hosted. 

Last week, we reported the gun used in the crime had been used in a shooting before the murders. In that case, no one was hurt. No arrests have been made in either case. 

"Comes a time when someone has to pay for this," said Michael. "It's justice now. They need to pay for what they did."

Evidence in this case is being tested right now at the Monroe County Crime Lab, but police and the Capadano family say someone out there knows who killed Sarah and Daniel. 

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300. 

Click here to see our exclusive story on this double homicide.

Click here to see a WEB EXTRA to see pictures from inside the house. 

Click here to see the report News10NBC aired one year after the double homicide. 


Nikki Rudd

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