Reward Offered For Information On Saipan Double Murder

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Chinese community puts up $20,000 for arrest of farmers’ killer

By Andrew O. De Guzman

SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, Dec. 1, 2014) – A total of $20,000 reward money, as of 6 p.m. last night, was being offered by the Chinese community in the CNMI for any information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals behind the killing of two farmers last month.

"Later tonight, the reward will go up," a business person, who declined to be named, told Variety.

The source said there were other people contributing reward money but want to remain unidentified.

When contacted last night, Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Deleon Guerrero said he was "very grateful" to the efforts of the Chinese community for sharing information and offering reward money.

The DPS chief said he met with the board members of the Chinese Association of Saipan on Friday, and will be meeting with the Saipan Fujian Business Association in the coming days.

"On top of information provided to authorities, I am very grateful to their efforts in setting up a reward money that will encourage other people to provide information to the case," Deleon Guerrero told Variety.

The families of Hai Ren Li, 51, and Cheng You Li, 47, have returned to their home province of Fujian in China, together with the ashes of the departed following cremation on Guam.

Hai Ren Li died from a skull fracture due to blunt force trauma to the victim’s head, while Cheng You Li’s cause of death included multiple lacerations and wounds inflicted primarily on his neck.

Their bodies were found next to each other in a jungle area on the old airport runway in Koblerville on Nov. 2, 2014. They were last seen on Oct. 31.

Deleon Guerrero said a person of interest is cooperating with and providing information to DPS’s ongoing investigation.

Hai Ren Li and Cheng You Li were in-laws who worked as farmers in As Gonno.

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