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Case #: 87-17718

Date occurred: 08/09/1987

Location of crime: The Mai Newspaper Store at 10708 Westminster Avenue

Victim: Tap Van Pham

Case Synopsis: Police receive reports that the Mai Newspaper building was on fire. The front glass door was broken and gas poured inside. The owner of the business (Victim Pham) was asleep inside and later died from smoke inhalation. A terrorist letter was received from the Vietnamese Destruction To The Communist Party claiming responsibility for the incident.

The Garden Grove Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder. If you have information that could assist with this investigation or any other unsolved case, you can call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or Investigator John Maciel at (714) 741-5824 or email johnm@ci.garden-grove.ca.us.