During a visit to Lahaina this week, Maui Mayor Richard Bissen was met with tough questions regarding the devastating fire that swept through the town on Tuesday August 8th.
While over 110 bodies have already been found, it is concerning that the mayor has not been able to give an answer as to how many children are still unaccounted for.
This lack of knowledge raises serious concerns about the safety of those still missing in what has become a tragic event for residents of Maui.
Hawaii Governor Josh Green announced on Sunday that over 1,000 people in Lahaina, Maui remain missing including children.
Hawaii Governor Josh Green:
“More than a thousand are unaccounted for, about 1,050… Do I wish those sirens went off? Of course, I do. And I think that the answer that the Emergency Administrator from Maui who resigned was, of course, unsatisfactory to the world, but it is the case that we have historically not used those kinds of warnings for fires.”
Reports reveal that current Maui Police Chief John Pelletier was the incident commander during the Las Vegas massacre in 2017, the worst mass shooting in American history.
An incident commander is the top decision maker during a major incident. Their job is to delegate tasks and listen to input from subject matter experts to ultimately bring the incident to resolution.
Maui Police Chief John Pelletier came to Hawaii after 22 years in Las Vegas. He was incident commander for the 2017 mass shooting that left over 50 dead. Here he tells @CNN why only two bodies have been identified out of the 68 dead on Maui. #mauifires #maui #hawaii pic.twitter.com/FVxxWn0pGX
— Ryan Kawailani Ozawa (@hawaii) August 13, 2023
The tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas has been shrouded in mystery and confusion. Stephen Paddock murdered 60 innocent people from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay, yet local authorities and the FBI have failed to provide answers to this horrific incident.
This has led many Americans to question whether there is a cover-up or not, along with a botched crime scene investigation by local authorities who changed the timeline multiple times.
The FBI further tried to push a false theory earlier this year claiming that Paddock was upset over how casinos treated him, but this was met with disbelief from much of the public.
As more details emerge regarding Pelletier’s involvement, it leaves many Americans wondering if this could be more than just a coincidence.