$50k offered for killing info

| 21/10/2013

(CNS): Cayman Crime Stoppers has launched a direct appeal for information concerning the recent killings of three men in what appear to be gangland assassinations. Although big rewards in the past have rarely led to any major convictions, as witnesses are still very reluctant to come forward in these types of cases, the local branch of the anonymous tip line said that $50,000 has been posted as a reward for information which leads to a conviction in the fatal shootings of Irvin Bush, Earl Hart and Anthony Connor. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 800-TIPS, where they will not be asked to identify themselves, only to provide information.

The reward money has come from funds donated to the non-governmental organisation by the Cayman Islands Government. It has been allocated for rewards for solving any serious crime, including murder, robbery or other gun-related crimes.

Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman, Malcolm Ellis, appealed to the public to call the tip line now with any information regarding the crimes. He explained that callers are not required to reveal any information that could identify them and they are given a unique code which they can use to make a claim.

The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips line is 800-TIPS (800-8477) and is a free local call. Tips may also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website.

As police face a significant gun-related crime load at present, they are stretched to the limit with the three murder investigations, which began with the fatal shooting of Bush in September outside his home in West Bay. Then Hart was gunned down as he opened his front door to killers at his home in Prospect on 3 October. In the most recent killing Connor was shot dead outside the popular Mango Tree bar and restaurant in George Town on 11 October, when police say there were many people in the bar and passing on the road that could have seen something.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It's time for people to step forward with information.  No more hiding it. 

    • Anonymous says:

      No suh! Look what they did to the last witness!

    • Anonymous says:

      Speak up? Yeah right. Isn't that what the last guy who was murdered did?

    • Anonymous says:

      You first 11:19! My life and those of my children are worth a lot more than 50K.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would speak up if I knew information… staying silent is no guarantee of your safety!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Now we may get somewhere. You'd be surprised how quickly people will offer information for this type of cash.

    • Anonymous says:

      Man, I sure wish I had some info cuz I would sing like a canary for this type of cash. Unfortunately though, even for $50k ppl will remain quiet out of fear their identity is leaked by RCIP. I don't trust them a bit cuz they can't hold water and I also do not fancy their kind of protection. $50k can't buy life.