Police have zeroed in on a person of interest in the slaying of a 77-year-old man at a Virginia senior center, but authorities said that person has also been found dead.
Cong Huu Nguyen, 77, was killed April 20 in his apartment at the Little River Glen Senior Retirement Community in the 4000 block of Barker Court in Fairfax. He died of trauma to the upper body, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Police announced Friday that they have identified a person of interest in the case, and that this person was someone Nguyen knew well. However, Fairfax County detectives and the Department of Homeland Security have determined that this person flew to Vietnam the day after Nguyen's killing and was later also found dead.
Authorities are continuing forensic examinations on the case. They will confirm the identity of the person of interest after that work is completed, they said Friday. They also plan to release the cause and manner of that person's death.
This person of interest was the only one believed to be involved in Nguyen's murder, police said.
Detectives are investigating the possibility that the motive involved financial gain, police said.