A 19-year-old is under arrest for the murder of his father found buried in his own backyard in Fairfax, VA, reports Patch.
Truman Nguyen, 78, had been reported missing Monday. Police arrested his son Philip Nguyen on second degree murder charges.
According to WUSA 9, it’s the fifth time this year alone that a son has been arrested for the murder of his father.
“A disturbing trend, indeed,” said Fairfax Police Chief Kevin Davis.
“Here we are again, I’m heartbroken,” said Fairfax County Police Major Crimes Bureau Chief Ed O’Carroll.
Fairfax County has seen an alarming spikes in homicide- 18 compared to 6 at this same time last year.
Authorities found the body after getting a tip, reported CrimeOnline.
Police confirmed the son lived with his father, but did not offer a possible motive for the crime. However, officers had been at the home recently for a domestic disturbance call.
“Truman was an awesome neighbor,” said next door neighbor Sherry Garay to WUSA. “I mean, the first day I moved into the house in 1999, Truman came over to introduce himself. Told me a lot of his background. Told me that if we ever needed anything, he was there for us. He was always gardening.”
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