Motive in Killing of 72-Year-Old Immigrant Unclear
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The beating death in St. Louis of a 72-year-old immigrant from Vietnam has left friends and family stunned, and police searching for the killers.
Hoang Nguyen died Saturday. He was beaten to death by a group of four people -- two young men and two young women -- as he and his wife, Yen, walked home through an alley after going to a Vietnamese market.
Yen was also punched in the face and suffered a fractured eye socket. She told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she and her husband did not know the attackers.
The motive is unclear. They were not robbed.
Police hope a surveillance video leads them to the killers.