Police say TV station wrong

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.

“The media

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.

On Tuesday

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.


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