Police in the northern city of Hai Phong are investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl who they say was raped before being killed.
The murder happened on Saturday evening at her house in Tien Lang District.
Her parents reportedly went out to help a neighbor and left their daughter at home alone.
When they returned at around 9:30 p.m. they found all the lights in the house had been turned off.
They rushed to find the girl and found her body in the back yard.
Medical examiners confirmed she had been sexually abused. Her clothes were later found around 100 meters from the house.