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
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
“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.
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
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.