Phuong Le Murder Case Update 3/3/11

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#1 Mar 3, 2011
New Leads In Phuong Le Murder Investigation
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FAIRFIELD, Calif.-- Fairfield police have revealed they have recently uncovered new evidence in the Phuong Le murder investigation that could lead them to a suspect.

Lt. Greg Hurlbut said he met with the FBI and discussed the case Wednesday afternoon.

Le is the Solano County nursing student who was stabbed to death. She disappeared in late April, leaving her car at a Barnes and Noble in Fairfield. Two weeks later detectives found Le’s body in a woody area of Napa County.

“There are some people of interest we are looking at,” Hurlbut said.

Early on, police paid close attention to Le's former boss, whom she had a romantic relationship with.

“I don't know that anyone has been completely cleared,” said Hurlbut when KCRA 3 asked whether Thuc Nyguen was still a person of interest.

Hurlbut couldn't name the people they're investigating, but he implied they are looking at people Le knew.

“We want to know what exactly happened. Why did they kill her?” asked Thuong Le, who expressed frustration police don’t have more answers about his sister’s murder.

Hurlbut said he hopes to give the family closure soon as he, along with the FBI, begins re-interviewing witnesses and re-examining DNA, all in light of new evidence.

“Not that I can openly discuss, but we did get some new results that we are hoping will help us,” Hurlbut said.

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#2 Mar 3, 2011
DNA doesn't lie.

Since: Nov 09

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#4 Mar 3, 2011
At least they are getting the FBI in on it.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

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#5 Mar 3, 2011
RandMan wrote:
Weird. I was just wondering about this case the other day. I hope they make an arrest soon. What an embarrassment for the FPD.
Gem, any more news on the Raley's deal? I haven't seen anything about it anywhere.
I was wondering about this case also. Nope, never heard a peep about the Raleys suicide. Weird huh? Well, maybe not weird, maybe normal for Solano County. I had to read Sac news to post this update on Phuong, as well as the story about the VV cop suing the VVPD and the city of VV. I mean, I suppose if the Non Reporter isn't going to publish when a VV cop drives drunk and causes a pile up why would they publish when a cop sues the frakin city?

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

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#6 Mar 3, 2011
RandMan wrote:
Weird. I was just wondering about this case the other day. I hope they make an arrest soon. What an embarrassment for the FPD.
Gem, any more news on the Raley's deal? I haven't seen anything about it anywhere.
Wouldn't that be something if the suicide at Raleys was related to the Phuong Le case? Her lover's business is right there a few doors down from Raleys.
Sofa King

Sacramento, CA

#8 Mar 3, 2011
I bet some whitye did it.
Renee Dixongirl

Davis, CA

#9 Mar 3, 2011
This is a perfect example of why you don't mess with married men and you stay out of triangles. Sheesh!

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

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#10 Mar 3, 2011
RandMan wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously? What business is that? I never knew that!
Oh yes. Postal Express.274 Sunset Ave # E.
Raleys-270 Sunset Ave
Phuong and her brother had bother worked there.

SUISUN CITY, Calif.-- New details emerged Friday night about the unsolved killing of a Solano County woman.

Information in search warrants unsealed by the courts confirmed Phuong Le was having a romantic relationship with a married man.

The owner of a Postal Express store, Thuc Nguyen, has not been named as a suspect in Phuong Le's kidnap or killing.

But it became clear Friday that police have focused on him from the very night she disappeared.

Thuc Nguyen is 40, married, with two children, and has been described all along as a family friend to the Le's.

But the search warrant details what KTVU reported weeks ago: that Nguyen and 24-year-old Phuong Lee had a romantic relationship, hidden from her family.

Nam Le, Phuong's older sister, said it started three years ago, before Phuong entered nursing school, and was working at Nguyen's store.

Nam said, back then, when the affair was discovered, the families on both sides pressured the two to break it off, and thought they had.

"It's over, no more," Nam told KTVU.

But the police affadavit showed that when Phuong's brother Huong went looking for her, and found her abandoned car and cell phone at a mall, that phone showed two conversations with Nguyen that same evening: a nine minute call from him to her at 6 PM, and 25 minutes later a one minute call from her to him.

Huong also peppered Nguyen with calls that night as well before even calling police.

And even as Phuong's brothers were marshaling a public search for their sister, they were sharing suspicions about Nguyen with police.

After finding Phuong Le's body by the side of a Napa County Highway two weeks ago, Fairfield Police have been silent about suspects or progress in their investigation.

But the search one week earlier of Thuc Nguyen's home and business yielded five cell phones, two lap tops, three hard drives and four memory sticks.

Plus three cameras, two rolls of film, and a video camera.

According to the first detectives to quiz Nguyen at his house, he denied an affair, and was upset they questioned him in front of his wife.

But E-mails between him and Phuong Le show a recent history of romantic exchanges between them.

When asked whether she thought a stranger might have something to do with the death of her sister, Nam Le had this response: "Yeah, a stranger kidnapped her. Something like that."

Phuong Le's funeral service was held this past Wednesday.

She was remembered as hard-working and generous, very family-oriented, and a bit naive.

This weekend, her nursing school in Solano County will plant a tree in her honor.

KTVU's calls to Thuc Nguyen for comment Friday night were not returned.

Copyright 2010 by KTVU.com . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

“WHEN SOME1 SHOWS U WHO THEY R”

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#11 Mar 3, 2011
Renee Dixongirl wrote:
This is a perfect example of why you don't mess with married men and you stay out of triangles. Sheesh!
I agree.I've always suspected the married boss. Now after reading the article I just read, that says he was mad that the police interviewed him in front of his wife really confirms what I already believed. Why would he be mad if they interviewed him in front of her if she already knew about the affair? I'm thinking her family knew, and maybe out of respect didn't tell the wife after the husband and Phuong both agreed to end it. I've always thought Phuong pressured him or threatened to expose something-perhaps the alleged pregnancy? Also, in previous articles it stated the married boss was a friend of the family since Phuong was a little girl. Am I the only once that feels like she was having an affair with her uncle?

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#12 Mar 4, 2011
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>I was wondering about this case also. Nope, never heard a peep about the Raleys suicide. Weird huh? Well, maybe not weird, maybe normal for Solano County. I had to read Sac news to post this update on Phuong, as well as the story about the VV cop suing the VVPD and the city of VV. I mean, I suppose if the Non Reporter isn't going to publish when a VV cop drives drunk and causes a pile up why would they publish when a cop sues the frakin city?
What's this about a cop sueing the VVPD and the city? I haven't heard anything about that.

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#13 Mar 4, 2011
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>What's this about a cop sueing the VVPD and the city? I haven't heard anything about that.
He's a veteran cop out of VV. Been in the Navy reserve since 2004 and was deployed overseas. Came back to his job but did not acrue sick leave or vacation time. It's finally in the Non Reporter today.Apparently he's a detective.

Vacaville police detective files lawsuit
By Reporter Staff/
Posted: 03/04/2011 01:04:07 AM PST

A longtime Vacaville police detective has filed suit in federal court alleging the city and department violated the law by not crediting sick, vacation and holiday leave to him while he was deployed on active military duty to the Middle East.

Detective Otha Livingston's suit was filed in February in U.S. District Court in Sacramento and names the city of Vacaville and Police Chief Richard Word as defendants.

An officer for 14 years with the local department, Livingston has served in the U.S. Navy Reserves since 2004 as an intelligence officer. In April 2009, he was called to active duty status, serving in Qatar, Iraq and Afghanistan through January 2010. When he returned, the lawsuit notes, he requested and was granted re-employment with the department.

However, the lawsuit claims, that while on active duty Livingston was not credited with full accrual of sick leave, vacation and holiday leave and since his return has not been credited with that leave accrual.

The Uniformed Services Code provides that service members called to active duty "shall not be denied initial employment, re-employment, retention in employment, promotion, or any benefit of employment by an employer" on the basis of performing their military service.

Livingston's lawsuit, which presents only one side of the dispute, alleges that the denial of the accrual benefits was a "knowing violation of the law" on the part of the city and Word.

In addition, the suit alleges that the refusal
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to credit the accruals constitutes "retaliation" against Livingston.

The loss of the accrued leave also impacted Livingston's seniority ranking within the department.

The suit seeks unspecified "double damages, including liquidated damages, plus attorney fees, civil penalties, costs, general and special damages" as well as a court order for the leave accruals to be credited to Livingston.

No hearing date has yet been scheduled.

Livingston's attorney Daniel T. McNamara declined comment on the matter. Vacaville's city attorney's office has a policy of not commenting on personnel matters and pending lawsuits.
RandMan

Fairfield, CA

#14 Mar 4, 2011
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>I was wondering about this case also. Nope, never heard a peep about the Raleys suicide. Weird huh? Well, maybe not weird, maybe normal for Solano County. I had to read Sac news to post this update on Phuong, as well as the story about the VV cop suing the VVPD and the city of VV. I mean, I suppose if the Non Reporter isn't going to publish when a VV cop drives drunk and causes a pile up why would they publish when a cop sues the frakin city?
It seems the Reporter is nothing more than a public relations venue for the police department. Selective reporting, perhaps? There's another thread about the off-duty cop killing a girl's dog. If you want to see an example of the Reporter's style vs. a TV reporter's, go to the thread about a bull jumping into a crowd at the rodeo - it's in there. The two versions completely contradict each other.

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#15 Mar 4, 2011
I know where I live (And work on the top floor of) our Newspaper is just a mouthpiece for the police dept. The company that owns this one also owns 4 others in the area. Talk about corruption.
Renee Dixongirl

Davis, CA

#16 Mar 4, 2011
RandMan wrote:
<quoted text>It seems the Reporter is nothing more than a public relations venue for the police department. Selective reporting, perhaps? There's another thread about the off-duty cop killing a girl's dog. If you want to see an example of the Reporter's style vs. a TV reporter's, go to the thread about a bull jumping into a crowd at the rodeo - it's in there. The two versions completely contradict each other.
I was thinking the same thing (Reporter being used as a PR 'rep' for the PD). Sickening....
Renee Dixongirl

Davis, CA

#17 Mar 4, 2011
Gemineye wrote:
<quoted text>I agree.I've always suspected the married boss. Now after reading the article I just read, that says he was mad that the police interviewed him in front of his wife really confirms what I already believed. Why would he be mad if they interviewed him in front of her if she already knew about the affair? I'm thinking her family knew, and maybe out of respect didn't tell the wife after the husband and Phuong both agreed to end it. I've always thought Phuong pressured him or threatened to expose something-perhaps the alleged pregnancy? Also, in previous articles it stated the married boss was a friend of the family since Phuong was a little girl. Am I the only once that feels like she was having an affair with her uncle?
Well, on one hand, you can't blame her. Some older men are hot. But - as already mentioned - he'd been a friend of the family since she was a little girl. To that I say "EWWWW".

Does anybody know how old his kids are? I wonder if they played a part in her disappearance/murder.

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#19 Mar 4, 2011
Renee Dixongirl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, on one hand, you can't blame her. Some older men are hot. But - as already mentioned - he'd been a friend of the family since she was a little girl. To that I say "EWWWW".
Does anybody know how old his kids are? I wonder if they played a part in her disappearance/murder.
I thought his kids were younger, like grade school, but I only assumed that because they confiscated a Wii, and some other video game consoles, but many adults play video games, so I guess that's not a good assumption. I used to wonder if the wife played a part, but I don't think she did. I think the husband was about to be told on, and he remedied the situation. I agree there are some sexy older men out there, and that was not the issue I had at all. What bothered me more than him being married, because IMO yes she was wrong for having an affair with a married man, BUT, she wasn't married, he's the one who broke vows, but not only was he a lifelong friend of the family, aka an uncle, she knew his wife and kids! That's where I find fault. Can you imagine the family get togethers or other situations where she smiled in the wife's face while she was banging her husband? That being said, even though I've never met the man, I can't stand him. He created this situation, he was more of an adult than her, he knew better more than her.

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#20 Jun 7, 2011
i'm thinking that the wife did it...
Sofa King

Sacramento, CA

#21 Jun 7, 2011
Sofa King wrote:
I bet some whitye did it.
Listen if your gonna post as me at least get my MO down.... I would have said peckerwood! nuff said you little pice of chit!

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