Police officers cordoned off the area around the villa following the murder on Tuesday morning. Photo: Phuoc Hiep
Vietnamese police arrested Tuesday a suspect in the murder of six members of a wealthy family, including two children, in their villa in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
A Thanh Nien source said the murder happened at around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the villa cum headquarters of Quoc Anh Timber Processing Company near National Highway 13 in Binh Phuoc’s Chon Thanh District.
A group of robbers allegedly sneaked into the villa and tied six members of the family to three columns in three rooms.
They then cut the throats of the victims, including Le Van My, the 48-year-old owner of the company, and his 42-year-old wife wife Nguyen Le Thi Anh Ngoc.
The couple’s son Le Quoc Anh, 15, and daughter Le Thi Anh Linh, 22, and their two relatives, aged 18 and 16, were killed.
A two-year-old child was found alive in the villa, according to Thanh Nien sources.
A woman found the six lying dead with multiple multiple slash wounds to their bodies at around 7 a.m. and called the police.
According to Thanh Nien sources, one suspect in the murder was arrested.
Police are still searching for other suspects.
Nearby residents said there is a large timber workshop inside the villa with around a hundred of workers.