Fairfax County police charge son with murder of father in Falls Church

Fairfax County police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with the murder of his father, whose body was found behind his home in Falls Church on Wednesday.

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Police initially began investigating the incident as a missing person case after 78-year-old Truman Nguyen disappeared.

78-year-old Truman Nguyen

The case quickly escalated into a homicide investigation, however, after police received new information on Tuesday. They have not elaborated on what that information was.

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On Wednesday, the man’s body was found buried behind his home in the 3000 block of Nevius Street.

Police charged 19-year-old Philip Nguyen with second-degree murder.

19-year-old Philip Nguyen

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The son is being held without bond.

Police described the crime as horrendous – noting that they had been to the home on prior occasions.