|Police examine the crime scene where a couple was killed in Hưng Yên Province on Friday. — Photo nld.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HƯNG YÊN — Deputy Minister of Public Security, Sr Lieut Gen Lê Quý Vương on Sunday ordered Hưng Yên Police to quickly track down the murderer who broke in and killed a couple at their home last week.
The murder reportedly occurred at 12.30am on Friday at the house of Đặng Văn Trường, 41, and his 40-year-old wife Nguyễn Thị Hoa on Linh Đài Street, Hồng Châu Ward in Hưng Yên City.
Trường was found dead in his bedroom on the ground floor with several knife wounds. His wife also suffered serious stab wounds, and was still alive at the time she was found. Family members rushed her to Hưng Yên Hospital, and then to Việt Đức Hospital in Hà Nội, but Hoa succumbed to her injuries at around 8am on the same day.
Relatives said that they caught sight of the murderer when he was trying to escape. He was described to be around 1.7m in height and wearing a black cap.
The police also discovered a pair of purple and black Adidas shoes of Asian size 40-41 at the scene, which were believed to belong to the culprit. The shoes were included in a description of the subject issued by police, in which the murderer is a young man aged between 20 and 35 with height ranging from 1.65m to 1.73m.
Hưng Yên Police urged anyone with any information on the case and culprit to contact police as soon as possible. — VNS