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6/15/2018 9:01:13 AM

Families supported to bring remains of Las Vegas stabbing victims home

The Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, the United States, is supporting families of two Vietnamese tourists fatally stabbed in a Las Vegas hotel to go to the U.S. and bring the victims’ remain and ashes home, according to spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.

A view from above of Circus Circus Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, the U.S. where two Vietnamese tourists were found stabbed to death early this month. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco is working with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations and relevant agencies to support the families of the victims in obtaining necessary documents to travel to the U.S. and to coordinate with the authorized funeral service provider to return the victims’ remains and ashes to Vietnam.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the Embassy of Vietnam in the U.S. and the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco to closely work with the U.S.’s competent authorities to investigate the tragic murder and ensure the legitimate rights and interest of Vietnamese citizens.

Two Vietnamese tourists, Nghia Boi Sang, a 39-year-old woman and Nguyen Le Ba Khuong, a 30-year-old man, were stabbed to death in their room at the Circus Circus Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on early June 2rd morning.

These persons were part of a tour group of Trieu Hao Tourism Company. Sang is the company director and Khuong is an employee of the company.

In a press release issued by the Las Vegas Police Department on June 2nd, a spokesman said officers were called to the hotel where they found the bodies of a man and a woman.

Julius Trotter, 31, was taken into custody on June 7th for allegedly killing the Vietnamese people during an apparent burglary./.

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