An elderly man was murdered in a Fairfax, Va. senior center, police said Friday.
Employees at the Little River Glen Senior Center found Cong Huu Nguyen, 77, dead in his apartment Thursday morning. Investigators with Fairfax County Police said there was trauma to his upper body.
On Friday, the medical examiner ruled Mr. Nguyen’s death a homicide.
Police are looking for information and tips from the public to help figure out who killed Mr. Nguyen.
The following statement from Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Chairman Robert Schwaninger:
"Yesterday morning, one of the residents of our Little River Glen senior community, Mr. Cong Nguyen, was found dead in his apartment home; staff learned this afternoon that the Fairfax County Police Department is investigating the resident's death as a homicide. The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we are now in the process of making sure our residents are safe, and that they and their families are informed about the situation.
Our hearts go out to Mr. Nguyen's family for their loss, and they will be in our thoughts. Little River Glen is a wonderful, safe and welcoming community where our residents can age with dignity in a home they can afford. We have an outstanding police department, and we have every confidence in their ability to make an arrest in this case."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J.D. Long of the Homicide Section at 703-246-7800 or 703-246-7810, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.