British Columbia

1st-degree murder charge laid in death of Mission man

Van Chau Nguyen, 60, was arrested Oct. 2 for the death of Vien Ngoc Bui, 64, and is also charged with arson, forceful confinement, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Remains of Vien Ngoc Bui, 64, were found in the aftermath of a fire on Aug. 8

The remains of Vien Ngoc Bui, 65, were discovered in the aftermath of a fire Aug. 8, 2020 at a property on Gunn Avenue in Mission, B.C. (Google Street View)

A 60-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Vien Ngoc Bui, 64, in Mission, B.C.

Van Chau Nguyen was arrested by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Oct. 2 and is also charged with arson, forceful confinement, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Bui's remains were discovered in the aftermath of an early morning fire in the 30800-block of Gunn Avenue on Aug. 8.

IHIT says the two men knew each other, but is releasing few details.

"This was a highly involved investigation that began with a very challenging crime scene," said Sgt. Frank Jang.

Nguyen's next court appearance is on Oct. 9.

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