Homicide ruled cause of man’s death at senior retirement community

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- Police have no suspect information to share with the public in the homicide investigation of a 77-year-old man found killed Thursday morning at the Little River Glen Senior Retirement Community.

Cong Huu Nguyen was discovered in his apartment at the gated community, suffering from trauma to the upper body.

On Friday, an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Nguyen's death was a homicide via upper body trauma.

"Without panicking the other residents or neighbors or the general public we do want them to consider this a threat to public safety because we haven't identified or apprehended a suspect at this point," said Don Gotthardt, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police have not determined a motive for the killing though they did take the opportunity to remind the public to keep doors and windows locked and not to answer the door if you don't recognize a visitor.

Gotthardt said police will increase patrols in the area of Little River Turnpike due to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J.D. Long of the Homicide Section at 703-246-7800 or 703-246-7810, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org.