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HUNDREDS MOURNED the murder of 19-year-old Vanessa Pham of Falls Church last night at a candlelit vigil outside James Madison High School in Vienna.

HUNDREDS MOURNED the murder of 19-year-old Vanessa Pham of Falls Church last night at a candlelit vigil outside James Madison High School in Vienna.

Fairfax County police responded to the area of Arlington Boulevard and Williams Drive for report of a vehicle crash around 3:34 p.m. last Sunday. It was then when 19-year-old Pham was found dead inside her 2008, two-door Toyota Scion, which had plummeted into a ditch. She appeared to have trauma to the upper body which was “completely inconsistent with the mechanism of the accident,” said Fairfax County Police spokesman, Bud Walker.

An autopsy concluded Monday Pham had been murdered and her “suspicious” death was being investigated as a homicide. There remain no suspects, while Pham’s death marks the eighth homicide in Fairfax County this year.

For complete coverage of Tuesday’s vigil, check out tomorrow’s edition of the News-Press. (Photos: Vicki Coe, News-Press)

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