HONOLULU – Duane “Dog” Chapman and wife Beth Chapman said they were sad to hear about the death of 18-year-old Iris Rodrigues-Kaikana, who was found strangled last week in Kalihi.
The TV couple have added $10,000 to the reward fund for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the McKinley High graduate’s death.
“I want to support this family,” said Duane Chapman. “I lost a daughter, too, and I know how much that hurts. I just wanted to give some money to help find and arrest the person who did this terrible thing.”
“Dog” Chapman also said he would help to bring in the criminal if asked.
“Right now, we don’t even have a suspect…but if I was asked to help by the authorities, yes, I would, for that father, that family, to help them heal. They can’t do that now while this murderer is still out there. Somebody knows, somebody has information.”
Chapman is the star of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which is currently in production for Season 6.
A silent march in memory of Rodrigues-Kaikana will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the state Capitol.