Both mother and daughter who have gone missing for four months were this morning (Thursday) found dead in a house that was locked from the outside. Their bodies were decomposing.
Police use a ladder to climb up to the first floor of the house to try to find a way in Photo: VnExpress
Chu Thi Thu Hang, 50 was a dentist and Tran Thi Nga, 21 a senior student at a university in Ho Chi Minh City. Their bodies were found inside the house on Cao Dat Street, Ward 1, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Earlier, after being informed by local residents, local police rushed to the scene and found the house locked from the outside – on both its front and its side.
The police used a ladder to climb up to the first floor and after forcing open the door there, found two bodies.
On the girl’s body, police found many spots of blood.
Locals said they detected a stinking smell in the area two days ago but they thought it came from the dead body of an animal.
The police take the two corps out of the house and put them into a specialized car
By tracing down the bad odor, they determined it originated from the dentist’s house. They immediately reported the case to the police.
Wife, daughter go missing 4 months
The two have gone missing for four months, according to the husband, a surgery doctor in HCM City.
Tran Vuong Thong told the police that four months ago, while he, Hang and their three children were living in a house in Lanh Binh Thang Street in District 11, Hang and Nga suddenly left home without saying goodbye.
He said that before their disappearance, Hang sometimes displayed some inexplicable behavior and uttered some incomprehensive sentences, according to An Ninh Thu Do.
He has looked for his wife and daughter since but failed to find them until now.
But the newspaper did not say whether he had reported the missing case to police or not.
The house where Hang and Nga were found dead was owned by the couple and they leased it several years ago, Thong said.
HCMC's District 5 policemen prepare to examine the scene
One year ago, they got the house back and Hang sometimes came there to do some cleaning, he said.
There were no valuable properties in the house, he added.
Thong said that during the time the two were absent from home, he came to that very house to look for Hang but did not find her.