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Woman arrested for allegedly murdering, beheading husband in southern Vietnam

Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:27 GMT+7

A Vietnamese woman is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband, whose head and body parts were found in southern Vietnam over the weekend.

H.T.H.D., 32, has beenapprehended and is assisting the investigation into her husband’s death, Colonel Tran Van Chinh, deputy director of the Department of Police in Binh Duong Province, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Monday morning.

“Initial information reveals that the incident may have arisen from a conflict between a married couple,” Col. Chinh said.

“We are continuing the investigation to confirm if there were other accomplices involved.”

The victim was identified as Tran Thanh Tu, 37, a resident of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.

The neighborhood where human body parts were discovered in plastic bags on December 17, 2017. Photo Tuoi Tre
The neighborhood where human body parts were discovered in plastic bags on December 17, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

His head, which was wrapped in a black plastic bag inside a backpack, was found by a garbage collector in Binh Duong on Saturday afternoon. Several deep lacerations were also evident.

After being notified of the horrific find, relevant authorities arrived at the scene to begin investigating a murder.

By Sunday evening, officers had discovered a number of plastic bags containing human body parts inside a one kilometer radius from where the head was first discovered.

The police's investigation is ongoing.

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