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Virginia teen charged in stabbing dying of father, 78; sufferer discovered burned and buried in yard, police say

A Virginia coroner confirmed the identification of a 78-year-old man discovered burned and buried in his yard with a number of deadly stab wounds, officers mentioned Monday, and his son has been charged within the dying.

Philip Nguyen, 19, was charged with second-degree murder within the dying of his father, Truman Nguyen, on Wednesday, a number of days after his father was final seen, Fairfax County police mentioned. 

A health worker decided the elder Nguyen died from a number of stab wounds to the higher physique. Detectives discovered proof he might have been burnt previous to being buried in his yard in Falls Church. 


Philip Nguyen, 19, is charged with the fatal stabbing of his father, who was found burnt and buried in his backyard, police said. 

Philip Nguyen, 19, is charged with the deadly stabbing of his father, who was discovered burnt and buried in his yard, police mentioned.  (Fairfax County Police)

Truman’s spouse reported him lacking Sept. 6, saying she final noticed him the day earlier than, police mentioned. 

Investigators initially noticed no indicators of foul play, however a number of sources led them to imagine Truman might be buried on his property. They linked his son to the killing. 

He lived on the property together with his mother and father, police mentioned. 

Final week, Fairfax County police officers mentioned Truman’s dying was the fifth within the county this 12 months the place somebody’s life had been taken by a baby or sibling.

“There’s not a string of commonality operating by means of the rise in murders that we have now this 12 months past the truth that we have now sons who’re in some kind of dispute with a father or mother, and on one event a sister, and that dispute ends in a homicide,” Chief Kevin Davis mentioned final week. 

Authorities mentioned officers had responded to the Nguyen dwelling up to now for numerous service calls, together with home disputes. Investigators haven’t disclosed a motive for the killing. 


Philip Nguyen is being held on the county grownup detention heart with out bond. 


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