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Surveillance video from the jewelry store where Trang's mother and father were murdered shows a man posing as a customer. The man entered Sacramento's Kim Van Jewelry Store at 11 a.m. on July 25, 2003, and browsed the display cases before going into the back workroom with Hue Nguyen and Loi Ngo.

A short time later, the video shows the man coming out of the workroom with a gun in his hand. Trang's parents were later found dead with gunshot wounds to their heads. Police believe that the man in question left behind a very small size 3, 1 1/4 carat diamond ring (pictured above).

The suspect is described as an Asian male, possibly Vietnamese. He is approximately 17–25 years old, has a slender build and is probably left handed. At the time of the murder, he was wearing an off-white baseball cap, short-sleeved blue or gray T-shirt, tan pants and white tennis shoes.

A witness saw him drive away in a 1990s beige-to-light gold Ford Thunderbird with a black front fender. There is currently a $50,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. If you recognize the man or the ring, call 916-874-8493 with information—callers may remain anonymous.
FROM: Childhood Interrupted
Published on October 20, 2006