FAIRFAX, Va. — Police in northern Virginia say a man killed his uncle in his home, fled to Vietnam and took his own life.

Fairfax County police said in a statement Monday that 53-year-old Phuong Thanh Nguyen killed his uncle, 77-year-old Cong Huu Nguyen.

Authorities say Cong Huu Nguyen’s body was found April 20 in his home in a retirement community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Investigators say the Virginia medical examiner determined that he died from upper body trauma and the death was a homicide.

Police reported in July that Phuong Thanh Nguyen, who was a person of interest in Cong Huu Nguyen’s slaying, fled to Vietnam the day after the killing and was later found dead, an apparent suicide.

Detectives say financial gain was the motive in the slaying.

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