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77-Year-Old Man Killed at Virginia Senior Center, Police Say

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    An elderly man was killed inside a nursing home in Fairfax County. News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver reports.

    (Published Friday, April 21, 2017)

    An 77-year-old man was found slain in a senior center in Virginia, and authorities are still searching for a suspect or suspects, Fairfax County police said Friday. 

    Cong Huu Nguyen, 77, was found dead Thursday morning in his apartment at the Little River Glen Senior Retirement Community in the 4000 block of Barker Court in Fairfax, Virginia. Police arrived on the scene shortly after 8 a.m.

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Nguyen died of trauma to the upper body.

    "I can't imagine somebody doing that," said Rebecca Mosser who has lived in the retirement community for two years.

    Nguyen's apartment on the edge of the senior community is separated from Little River Turnpike by a small stretch of woods. The apartments that border the woods are easily accessible from the road, Mosser said. 

    Residents say they weren't told about the killing until late Friday. 

    "It frightens me that if it was someting bad, nobody was told," Mosser said. 

    Anyone with information about Nguyen's death is asked to call Fairfax Detective J.D. Long at 703-246-7800 or 703-246-7810, or submit information to Crime Solvers online at fairfaxcrimesolvers.org,  text a tip by texting "TIP187" plus your message to 274637, or call 866-411-TIPS (8477).

    Fairfax County police initially said Nguyen's age was 85. He was 77.