100 Days After Vanessa Pham's Murder

5:50 AM, Oct 4, 2010   |    comments
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Vanessa Pham

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) -- Exactly 100 days ago, Vanessa Pham's murdered body was found.

Police are searching for her killer but have come up empty so far.
Sunday, October 3rd, was an emotional one for family as they marked this grim anniversary. 

It's an important and sad day in Buddhism and in other Asian cultures.

The spiritual rebirth ceremony serves as a heartbreaking reminder for Vanessa's family that 100 days after her death someone has gotten away with murder.

Julie Pham says, "It's very hard for us, for my family, we wonder every day. It bothers us all the time. We know police are working hard on her case. It's haunting us."

There are still no solid leads to Vanessa's killer. They have a timeline of when 19-year-old Vanessa Pham, an aspiring designer, was last seen.

Her white car was captured on video leaving the Fairfax Plaza Shopping Center 10 minutes before she was found dead with knife wounds in her crashed car.

Temple is not the only place Vanessa's family goes to pray. They visit her gravesite each and every day.

Julie Pham says, "I think she is resting in peace, we are not at peace."

In fact, Vanessa's family including her aunt are tormented every waking moment with out their loved one. "I think about her every minute. I don't know why they do that to her. She's my baby."

Written by Surae Chinn
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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