Officials: Spokane Valley homicide victim died after being strangled

SPOKANE VALLEY --- The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man killed Tuesday in the Spokane Valley.

Huynh N. Bui, 61, died after he was strangled to death in his home near East Heroy Avenue and North McDonald Road Tuesday morning, according to officials.

Seattle Police arrested the main suspect in the case on Tuesday night, Duy Bui-Nguyen.

Through their investigation, detectives identified Duy Bui-Nguyen as a suspect in a violent, fatal altercation. Investigators said they entered the license plate of a 2004 Ford F150. Bui-Nguyen was believed to be driving into a national law enforcement database as stolen. They learned he had been contacted by a Seattle Police officer early Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. but was release since the crime in Spokane Valley was not discovered until almost 2 hours later.

Seattle Police arrested Bui-Nguyen in Seattle Tuesday night. His truck was also located and held for evidence, according to a release from SCSO.

No official word yet on how the two are related, though a neighbor told KREM 2 they are father and son.

KREM


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