Family of slain As Gonno couple offers $5K reward
The family of a Chinese couple who were found dead inside a burned house in As Gonno last Feb. 23 is offering a $5,000 cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the person or persons behind the killing.
A family member of victim Qing Xiu Zheng told Saipan Tribune yesterday that they are offering the cash reward because they want to know who killed Zheng and her husband, Guo Huang Xu.
“We want justice,” said the family member, who asked not to be identified for security reasons.
The family member also disclosed that they’re still waiting for the police to allow them to see the victims’ bodies at the Commonwealth Health Center’s morgue.
“Police said they will call us, but until now we keep on waiting,” the family member said.
Lan Zhi Guan, the 65-year-old mother of Zheng, said she still has a hard time eating because she has been thinking all this time about her daughter, whom she described as very loving and thoughtful.
Speaking through an interpreter, Guan said that when they were still in China, Zheng would always visit them (her parents) and bring them food even in winter.
Guan and her husband Jin Chuan Zhuang, and Jin Kai Hu, father of male victim Xu, arrived on Saipan with the victims’ children, Xing Peng Xu, 13, and Li Lian Xu, 5, last Wednesday, March 5. The family wants to bring the victims’ bodies back to China.
Police have classified the couple’s death as a double homicide. The couple reportedly died due to smoke inhalation as a result of the fire that razed their house to the ground in As Gonno.