A roadside in front of an industrial park in Ho Chi Minh City became the focus of police investigations after residents found a dismembered body in three bags on Sunday morning.
The body parts, found in front of Pouyen Industrial Park at around 2:30 a.m., are believed to be those of a man, 50 something, according to the police.
The man’s head was put in a plastic bag while his remaining parts were placed in two separate nylon bags, police said. Work of identifying the victim have been underway.
The roadside in front of Pouyen Industrial Park where the body parts of a man were found on Sunday morning. Photo: Thanh Van
The Sunday discovery marked the second dismembered body found in HCMC in less than one week.
Last Wednesday, residents living an alley off of Vo Van Kiet Street in District 1 discovered body parts, excluding the head, of a woman in two sacks.
This woman was then identified as Bui My Hanh, 40. She was allegedly killed by Dang Van Tuan, 44, the elder brother of her de facto husband Dang Van Thanh, 37.
Tuan allegedly buried Hanh’s head in the soil around the Lo Gom Bridge in District 6.
Tuan shared a house in alley off of Tran Dinh Xu Street in District 1 with Thanh and Hanh. He said three of them had argued a great deal.
The precise nature of their dispute has not been revealed, but Tuan reportedly told police that he killed Hanh after she threatened to hire gangsters to bump him off.
After dumping the sacks containing Hanh’s dismembered corpse at the mouth of the nearby alley, he reportedly drove to District 6 and buried her head.
Then, he went home and tried to poison himself.
When that failed, he slashed his wrists and was saved from death by a team of police officers.
Tuan admitted that he and Hanh were both methamphetamine addicts and usually smoked the drug at home together.
But he denied Thanh’s claims that he had a sexual relationship with his sister-in-law.