Mystery heightens surrounding April murder in Fairfax senior community

Cong Huu Nguyen

Cong Huu Nguyen
FCPD photo

The investigation of the April 20 murder of 77-year-old Cong Huu Nguyen, in his home in the Little River Glen Senior Retirement, has stretched to Vietnam.

Fairfax County detectives have identified a person who they think is the murderer. They say it’s someone who Nguyen knew well. They also say the suspect flew to Vietnam the day after Nguyen’s murder and was later found dead there.

Forensic examinations are underway to confirm the identity of the dead murder suspect and how that person died. Detectives are looking into the possibility that the motive for Nguyen’s murder involved financial gain.



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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.