Reward now at $125,000

| 17/10/2008

(CNS): A community effort spearheaded by Cayman Crime Stoppers with assistance from the Chamber of Commerce has resulted in a US$125,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the murder of Estella Scott-Roberts. The money is being administered by the Chamber but is made up of donations from the wider local community.

Stuart Bostock, Chairman of Crime Stoppers, explained that under the crime fighting organization’s own rules rewards are limited to a $1,000. However, it can facilitate external rewards.

“Cayman Crime Stoppers is affiliated with Crime Stoppers International, which limits a reward to a maximum sum of $1,000, the reason for which should be obvious,” said Bostock.  “We do however have the ability to partner with organizations that come forward to offer additional rewards, what we refer to as an external reward.”

He explained that the Chamber of Commerce has offered to administer the reward of US$125,000 which has been donated by a number of community members. “A reward of this magnitude clearly demonstrates the public’s response to the horrific crime and I hope that announcing this reward will assist with bringing the suspect or suspects to justice,” said Bostock.

Wil Pineau, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce said his organization wanted to do all it could to help.  “We received several requests for the Chamber to assist with this matter and act as an intermediary between the community and Cayman Crime Stoppers, which we are most certainly willing to do.”

Those with information are asked to call the crime stoppers tips-line the number is 800 TIPS (8477) and the online portal can be found at www.crimestoppers.ky under the ‘report a crime’ link.

“The disturbing news of Estella’s gruesome murder has stirred much emotion among the community,” added Bostock.  “This is a matter of grave concern for everyone and it is vital at this point that anybody who may have seen or heard anything which could help solve this case come forward without delay.”

A poster depicting Scott-Roberts on the night of her murder and her car is now in circulation. Police are still piecing together the movements of Scott-Roberts that night Friday, 10 October. She left Decker’s restaurant around 11:15 pm, her discarded shoes were found in an adjacent car park and her burned out car and remains were found the next day in the Barkers area of West Bay. Witnesses who recall hearing what they thought were gun shots were the exploding airbags in Scott-Roberts’ car, police say, which has helped them fix the time to around midnight, when the vehicle was set ablaze.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great suggestion hope someone has followed up with this as this appears to be well planned.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just a thought.

    Have the police contacted all local telephone providers and had them access their records to see which cell numbers can be linked to the Pappagallo area at the time of the murder.

    Once persons have a legitimate reason for being there then the field will be narrowed down and maybe a suspect will emerge.