A police officer distributes leaflets to local people in Binh Phuoc on Thursday morning. Photo: Tieu Thien
Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Thursday issued leaflets urging local people to provide information to help investigators solve the brutal killing of six family members that has rocked the nation over the past days.
The murder happened at around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the villa of the wealthy family, from where they also ran a wood processing company.
Le Van My, the 48-year-old owner of the company, his 42-year-old wife Nguyen Le Thi Anh Nga, their two children, and two relatives were found dead with their throats cut. Two of the victims were teenagers.
On Thursday morning, police officers distributed leaflets to locals in public places near the villa, calling on the community to come forward with anything they know about the case.
Previously, police issued a public announcement asking locals to call their hotline or email them.
Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Huy Hai, police chief of Chon Thanh District, told news website VnExpress that the police would protect and reward informants.
At around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Doan Thi Cam Loan, the 40-year-old housekeeper of the family, came to the house and saw the font door open.
She entered and saw blood stains on the floor. She then saw three dead bodies.
When she saw the 18-month-old daughter of My and Nga crying, she carried her out of the house.
Some workers in a timber factory nearby came to the house and found two more bodies.
They called local police, who then found the sixth victim.
According to police, the motive behind the murder may not be robbery because no valuable properties have been taken.
It is the second family murder that happened this month in Vietnam.
On July 2, all four members of a family, including a toddler, were found dead near their huts deep in a forest in the central province of Nghe An.
They sustained multiple slash wounds to their bodies, the police said.
Both cases are still being investigated.