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I've worked with Sing before on the Bilson murders, and he's the best cop I know. He knows the job, never quits, and has unerring focus.
— David Tapp's assessment of Sing[src]

Detective Steven Sing is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He is one of the unseen characters in the series.

Biography

K2K

Steven Sing was a homicide detective who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department. He was the husband of Melissa Sing and the father of Franklin Sing. During his career, Sing got involved in the investigation of a case of mass murder. K2K, a small street gang from 118th Street, tried to expand their territory and drug traffics and subsequently invaded the local Yakuza's territory. This invasion resulted in a brutal gang war, which came to an end when the Yakuza kidnapped and executed most members of K2K by shooting them to pieces. To demonstrate their power, the Yakuza lined up their corpses along 118th Street. While investigating the case, Sing became acquainted with his future partner, Detective David Tapp. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

The Bilson Murders

Tapp and Sing worked together again when they investigated another homicide case, the Bilson murders. Besides a well-functioning professional relationship, the two detectives developed a close friendship over the course of their joint work. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Cecil Adams' Death

At some point in his career, Sing got involved in the investigation of a serial killer case. The first victim was a drug addict named Cecil Adams, who died of blood loss after falling into a cage filled with razor wire. He had eight parallel cuts on his face, and a jigsaw piece had been cut from his shoulder, leading to the killer being nicknamed "Jigsaw" by Chief Henry Jacobs. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Mitsuka Ito's and Ronnie Navarro's Deaths

Soon afterward, the remains of two other victims were found - Mitsuka Ito, a member of the local Yakuza, and Ronnie Navarro, a drug dealer and member of the Blood Eye Gang. The two of them were put in a trap, which consisted of a pulley system and several large barrels filled with sulfuric acid. Those were propped up above the victims, whose hands were strapped to ropes attached to the pulley system. If both of the victims pulled simultaneously, the pulley would've given them enough slack to reach the exit door. However, Detective Tapp assumed that something prevented them from working together. Eventually, both of them died when their bodies were spilled with acid. While the acid hadn't left much of their corpses, the jigsaw pieces cut from their bodies suggested that the murder was, indeed, another crime committed by Jigsaw. Assuming that the killings would go on, Chief Jacobs assigned Sing to a task force along with Detective David Tapp, Detective Allison Kerry, Detective Mark Hoffman, and Jennings Foster. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Paul Leahy's Death

The next victim that was found was a drug addict named Paul Leahy. Jigsaw had chosen him to participate in one of his gruesome games because Paul had sliced his wrists earlier, not because of depression but rather to attract attention. Therefore, Jigsaw had taken him to a cellar. The back part of the basement area was fenced-in and, thereby, basically turned into a cage. This cage was almost entirely filled with razor wire. Upon examining the crime scene, the investigators found an audiotape, which Jigsaw had left for Paul. According to the tape, Paul was supposed to crawl through the razor wire to reach the exit door and save his life. However, the wounds he received in the process were so severe that he ultimately died of blood loss. As the circumstances of Paul's demise reminded him of Cecil Adams' death, Tapp told Detective Hoffman to check what kind of razor wire had been used for Paul's cage and the one in which Cecil had died. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Mark Wilson's Death

Shortly afterward, the detectives were called to another crime scene. The victim, a man named Mark Wilson, had been trapped inside a dark room with the only light source being a single candle. Furthermore, he was injected with a slow-acting poison and was informed by an audiotape that the only antidote was inside a safe. To save himself, Mark had to find the correct combination among hundreds of numbers written all over the walls. However, Mark's body was slathered with self-made napalm. When walking around the room with the candle, Mark accidentally ignited the napalm, causing him to suffer a heart attack due to the thermal shock. While investigating the crime scene, the detectives found a penlight and immediately sent it to the forensic lab. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Amanda Young's Survival

Soon after Mark's body had been found, Amanda Young, a drug addict, came to the police station after escaping one of Jigsaw's games. After a doctor examined her wounds, she was interrogated by Detective Tapp. Amanda told him how she had woken up at an unknown location and found herself strapped to a chair. While she was unconscious, Jigsaw had put a mechanical device on her head, which was hooked into Amanda's upper and lower jaw. Amanda had received her instructions from a mechanical ventriloquist puppet named Billy, which spoke to her via a video recording. The doll described the device on her head as a "reverse bear trap," which would rip her mouth open if she didn't manage to free herself within 60 seconds. Therefore, she had to cut the key to the device from the stomach of her supposedly dead cellmate, Donald Greco. When the tape ended, Amanda successfully freed herself from the chair and ultimately obtained the key by disemboweling her fellow prisoner, who was, in fact, still alive at that point. Upon securing the crime scene, the police found the trap, whereas Donald Greco's body was missing. However, they positively identified him by investigating the blood evidence found at the place of his death. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Seth Baxter's Death

Sometime later, another victim of Jigsaw was found in a deadly trap. A man named Seth Baxter had been cut in half by a giant pendulum-shaped blade. It turned out that the man used to be the boyfriend of Detective Hoffman's sister, Angelina Acomb. During a domestic dispute five years earlier, Seth killed her and was sentenced to life in prison. However, he was released one month before his death due to a technicality. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

First Suspect

Shortly afterward, the forensic lab results came in, and the fingerprints on the penlight found at the scene of Mark Wilson's death were identified as those of Dr. Lawrence Gordon, a renowned oncologist. Tapp and Sing immediately went to the hospital where Gordon was working and took him to the police station for further interrogation. Eventually, he told the officers that he had assisted one of his medical trainees, Carla Song, in inserting IVs at the hospital as part of her education. Even though Carla confirmed his alibi, Detective Sing asked him to stay a little longer and listen to the interrogation of Amanda Young, whom they requested to repeat her testimony in Gordon's presence as they wanted to see his reaction. The doctor agreed and was visibly shocked as Amanda described her traumatic experience. After the interrogation, Gordon was allowed to leave. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Jigsaw's Hideout

Sometime later, Tapp seemingly achieved a breakthrough in the investigation. By further examining the video found at the scene of Amanda Young's game, he spotted a graffito on a wall behind Jigsaw's puppet. This graffito was associated with K2K. Besides that, Tapp heard a fire alarm in the background and, therefore, checked the recent fire reports for the area. With Sing's assistance, he ultimately found out about a fire in a rear house close to an abandoned industrial building at 213 Stygian Street. Although they didn't expect to get a warrant, the detectives left the police station and went to the location. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Death

Minutes later, Tapp and Sing arrived and entered the building. Upon examining the location, they found the K2K graffito and recognized it as the same one from the video. When they searched the hideout, they suddenly caught a sound and discovered a man named Jeff Ridenhour strapped to a mechanical chair. However, when they heard a nearby elevator, they went into hiding. Moments later, Jigsaw arrived, disguised with a black cloak and hood. Tapp and Sing observed him as he approached Jeff and told him that he wanted to use him to test a bigger project. At this moment, the detectives left their hiding spot and aimed their weapons at Jigsaw. Jigsaw reacted quickly and activated the mechanical chair by stepping on a pressure button on the floor. Thereby, two drills started to approach Jeff's head from both sides. While Sing desperately tried to deactivate the contraption, Tapp held Jigsaw at gunpoint. Even though Jigsaw told them that the key to the trap was in a box next to Jeff, Sing couldn't find the right one in time as there were dozens of keys attached to the key ring. In the last nick of time, Sing saved Jeff nonetheless by shooting the drills. However, the shots distracted Tapp and allowed Jigsaw to slash his throat with a hidden blade and run away. Sing pursued him and shot him in a hallway, causing him to collapse. Thinking that he was dead, Sing approached his body and thereby stepped on a tripwire. This carelessness proved to be fatal as the wire triggered another trap, which caused Sing to be killed by four shotguns attached to a ceiling beam. Afterward, Jigsaw, who wore some kind of bulletproof body armor under his cloak, left the factory without any significant injuries. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Appearances and References

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