Officers in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong are searching for a woman who was allegedly involved in the murder of two men whose bodies were found stashed inside a house this week.
The provincial police department, in coordination with the forensic science institute under the Ministry of Public Security, completed their examination of the two bodies on Thursday evening.
One of the corpses was found buried in a concrete-filled barrel at a house in Bau Bang District on Wednesday night, while the other was unearthed in a barrel at the same residence on Thursday morning.
The second body was not buried in concrete as previous news reported.
While initial information stated that one of the two bodies was a woman, police officers say an autopsy result has confirmed that both were men.
Local authorities are now working to identify the victims, who are believed to be between 30 and 35 years old.
Evidence has also indicated that the two men had been dead for many days.
Police are currently looking for a woman named Thanh, a tenant in the house at the suspected time of the incident.
Nguyen Minh Vuong, the former owner of the house who lives 28 kilometers away in Tan Uyen Town, said the Bau Bang District residence had been leased to Thanh since October 2018.
According to Vuong, Thanh met him once every three months in Tan Uyen to pay her rent.
Vuong wound up selling the house to Nguyen Thanh Huan, another Bau Bang District resident, after Thanh stopped renting last month.
Huan received the house on Wednesday, and discovered the concrete-fill barrel as he was cleaning it.
He decided to use a hammer to break the concrete into pieces small enough to be carried away and ended up uncovering the body.
He immediately reported his discovery to local police.
Meanwhile, local residents said that strangers were often seen arriving at the house and rarely spoke with neighbors.