Two Vietnamese Tourists Fatally Stabbed In Las Vegas Hotel

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Two Vietnamese tourists were stabbed to death in their hotel room in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Police are still investigating the homicide of the tourists, a man and a woman, who were found on Friday.
  • The Embassy of Vietnam in Washington has identified the victims as Nghia Boi Sang, 38, director of a Ho Chi Minh City-based tourist company and her employee Nguyen Le Ba Khuong, 30, according to Vietnam News Agency.

Two Vietnamese tourists were found dead in a room at Circus Circus hotel and casino on Friday. Police Lt. Ray Spencer told reporters that the victims were stabbed multiple times.

Sang and Khuong arrived in Las Vegas Thursday night as part of a tour group that was heading on a trip to the Grand Canyon on Friday.

The authorities have ruled out a murder-suicide scenario and are now considering it as a double homicide. Police have not identified any suspect yet. It appears that they have been involved in an argument that happened at around 2 a.m. on Friday.

After the incident, Vietnam’s foreign ministry has ordered its embassy in Washington and consulate general in San Francisco to cooperate with local authorities in assisting the victims’ families so they could fly to the U.S. to arrange for the victims’ funerals.

The agency has also advised the U.S. authorities to solve the case and immediately notify Vietnam of the outcome of their investigation.

According to the police, the hotel security did a welfare check after some members of the group reported the couple was not on the trip. The police believe the suspect or suspects were involved in an argument that someone has reported hearing in the room early Friday morning.

 

Members of the group were brought in for questioning, but the language barrier provided some challenges, Fox 5 Vegas reported.

According to Lt. Spencer, there was no active threat to guest safety at the hotel.

MGM Resorts International, Circus Circus’ owner, said in a statement that they are cooperating with the investigation, Fox News reported.

Source: Fox News

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