$10,000 for killer’s arrest, conviction

community leaders will be offered to anyone who provides information leading to

the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of two women on the west

side of the island.

Lisa Bissell was killed in April and Daren Singer was

found murdered Aug. 30. Police say the women may have been killed by the same

person.

Mayor Maryanne Kusaka, the Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce, the Kaua`i

Economic Development Board, the Kaua`i Visitors Bureau and a handful of

concerned citizens were instrumental in raising the reward

money.

“Beginning with a couple of conversations at the grass roots level,

we were able to take the idea a step further. Our business community has come

forward in a very big way to make this possible,” said Kusaka.

Businesses

and individuals making donations to the reward fund include King Auto Center,

Linda Estes, Big Save Inc., Dr.Gregg Smith, Cynthia Foster, Ameritech, First

Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawai`i, Kapalawai Resort, the Chamber of Commerce,

Princeville Corp., the visitors bureau, Mike Sheehan, Kaua`i Economic

Development Board, Pahio Resorts and Outrigger.

In addition, many

individuals have contributed $100 or more to the reward.

“We’re all pulling

together to support the efforts of Kaua’i Police and put an end to this

violence,” added Kusaka.

Anyone wishing to make a pledge toward the reward

can call Mamo Cummings, president of the Chamber of Commerce, at

245-7363.

Tips about the murder cases can be telephoned to Crimestoppers,

operated by the Kaua`i Police Department and the chamber, at 241-6787. Callers

remain anonymous, officials said.

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