Kaua`i Police inspector Mel Morris, denying a Honolulu television station’s
report that a suspect was in custody, said this morning that no arrests been
made in either the Lisa Bissell or Daren Singer murder cases.
continues to sensationalize these cases, and that could jeopardize our efforts
to find the person or persons responsible,” Morris said.
Morris said his
department has not ruled out there being more than one person responsible for
the two murders and the attempted murder of a Kekaha woman.
night, police arrested “a man on a parole violation charge that was unrelated
to these recent murders. A Honolulu television station identified him,
erroneously characterized him as a suspect and ran a picture of him on the
evening news,” Morris said. “This kind of irresponsible reporting compromises
our entire effort, and especially our ability to use a photo lineup to gather
information and identify suspects.
“Any impression that might have been
given that these cases are closed is flat out wrong.”
Police continue to
interview the nearly 70 registered sex offenders who live on Kaua`i.