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By Fili Sagapolutele

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (March 8, 2002 – Samoa News)---Mr. Su Chen, husband of Ruixin Tan, the Chinese woman, whose body was found brutally stabbed to death in Atu'u last month, has doubled the monetary reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) who committed this heinous crime.

Su Chen and the deceased's daughter, Jennifer Qin, had originally posted a $5,000 reward more than a week after the murder. This week Mr. Chen doubled the reward to $10,000.

Su Chen said yesterday that "still no one has come forth with information" and he hoped that by increasing the monetary reward someone would come forward with information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of his wife.

Ruixin Tan was found dead, brutally stabbed many times, on Feb. 2nd at the couple's store in Atu'u.

Tan's remains were flown to Honolulu on Feb. 19th for cremation. Jennifer then took her mother's ashes to New York, where she presently attends college and relatives of Ruixin Tan reside.

Mr. Su and Jennifer Qin are urging the public to help in the police investigation and have no idea who would hurt Tan in such a horrible manner.

Printed in three languages, the reward notice repeated earlier information of the incident placing the time of Ruixan Tan's murder "between 5 pm-7 pm."

The reward seeks any information "leading to the apprehension and arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime."

Anyone with information is urged to call police 633-1111, the Criminal Investigation Division at 733-5592 or Mr. Su at 733-1234.

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