- Houston police are looking for two men allegedly involved in a pair of murders in the Heights double murder earlier this year.
- Houston police are looking for two men allegedly involved in a pair of murders in the Heights area earlier this year.
- According to reports, the third suspect, Kathy Vu was arrested and produced in court.
Who are Heights double murder Suspects?
Two males were shot dead at 1713 West T.C. Jester Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. on January 27. One suspect was arrested, and two more Polie Phan & Jaidan Vu Nguyen were wanted in the Heights double murder case.
The 262nd State District Court has charged two wanted suspects, Polie Phan, 26, and Jaidan Vu Nguyen, 25, with capital murder.
Investigators say Vu’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Polie Phan, and 25-year-old Jaidan Vu Nguyen shot two men to death earlier this year over a narcotics dispute. They are wanted by Houston police.
The third suspect Kathy Vu. was arrested
Kathy Vu, 23, who was reportedly identified as Phan’s girlfriend, is also being charged with tampering with evidence. She was arrested on Friday and is being held on a $40,000 bond.
Vu is accused of cleaning up the victims’ homes and concealing a firearm after the murders. Police zeroed in on her through an H-E-B receipt that listed items such as a bottle of bleach, iodine, bath towels, and cleaning sprays, as per KHOU.
The 263rd State District Court has filed a charge of tampering with evidence against a third suspect, 23-year-old Kathy Vu.
Who is the victim of the Heights double murder?
Polie Phan, 26, and Jaidan Vu Nguyen, 25, are facing capital murder charges for the fatal shooting of Dana Ryssdal, 35, and his roommate James Gerald Martin III, 37, on Jan. 26.
Ryssdal was reportedly found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in their shared home in the 1700 block of West T.C. Jester Boulevard on Jan. 27. Meanwhile, Martin was reported missing with a white Dodge Ram truck owned by Ryssdal. The vehicle in question, which had an Oregon license plate, was reportedly found abandoned on Cullen Boulevard on Jan. 30. Then, two days later, Martin’s body was discovered in the trunk of a Toyota Prius that was being processed for evidence at a police impound lot.
The Prius was reported to be running in the roommates’ garage on Jan. 27, according to KTRK. The authorities said they found Martin with multiple gunshot wounds.
What did the Police find in the home?
Police also reportedly found boxes and bags of apparent marijuana and bundles of cash amounting to $35,980 in a freezer. Records show Ryssdal and Martin were legally involved in a marijuana harvesting business in Oregon. Vu reportedly claimed that Martin had a history of making threats and that he owed her boyfriend $40,000 after a failed transaction. Police, however, believe it was Phan who owed Martin money.
Homicide detectives were advised an autopsy identified a man found deceased on Feb. 1 as James Gerald Martin III, 37. Vu also denied knowledge of and involvement in the events of Jan. 27. However, court documents show she had been texting and talking to her boyfriend before, during, and after Martin’s death.
Investigation On Process
Further investigation indicated the murders occurred on Jan. 26. Homicide detectives identified Phan and Nguyen as suspects in the murders of Martin and Ryssdal. Both suspects remain at large.
Investigation into the case continues. Anyone with information is urged to call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS for a reward of up to $5,000.
Social Media Reaction
Janie Gonzales Posted
If they are up for the death penalty can they legally bring them back? Some countries have weird extradition agreements.
Tyler Hynderson Posted
This is what’s gonna happen to the guy that body slammed the lady a few weeks ago you don’t mess with these people.
Merissa Hensan Posted
Capital murder suspects Polie Phan and Jaidan Nguyen allegedly fled to Vietnam after the shootings of Dana Ryssdal and James Martin III.
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