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Police in Upper Southampton Investigating Murder of Salon Owner (Updated)

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
Upper Southampton police examine
the front door Tuesday night. (Tom Sofield)

Click here for our latest post on the murder investigation.November 8, 2010 12: 30 p.m.: Upper Southampton police are on-scene at Kim’s Nails in the Pike Place shopping center on Second Street Pike investigating the death of nail salon’s owner.

An employee of Kim’s Nail’s who did not want to be named exclusively told BuxMontNews.com that the female owner was found dead in the bathroom of the salon this morning and police are looking into the death.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Southampton police and two ambulances were on scene at the salon.

Police and detectives with blue gloves on were scene searching behind the Pike Place Shopping Center and the surrounding neighborhood.

A police officer on scene shortly before noon said at this point he could not release any information on whether the death was suspicious or not.

Update 2:20 p.m.: Bucks County Detectives are on scene and police have put up crime scene tape around the front and back of Kim’s Nails.

A county detective on scene told BuxMontNews.com that, “We can’t rule out anything at this point.”

A Bucks County Detective on scene shortly before 2 p.m.
surveying the crime scene. (Tom Sofield)

We have calls into the Upper Southampton Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and are awaiting a response.

Update 9:01 p.m.: Upper Southampton police are finally confirming that the salon owner Annie Huynh, 30, of Philadelphia was found dead, a victim of homicide.

The police said in a statement released close to 9:00 p.m. that employees arrived at work to find Huynh dead on the floor.

An autopsy was performed and the death was ruled as a homicide.

Police believe that the salon owner ,who nearby shop owners said was “nice”, was killed between 8:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.

(Tom Sofield)

County detectives at the scene told NBC 10 that they plan on investigating for many more hours.

BuxMontNews.com observed investigators in the store front salon this evening putting contents from the salon into boxes.

November 9, 2010 8:53 a.m.: Southampton police are now confirming what we first told you yesterday after that Annie Huynh was found murdered, laying on the floor of the bathroom at Kim’s Nails.

The coroner is not releasing the cause of death at this time.

As for a motive police are still investigating but a person we exclusively talked to on scene who is not connected to the investigation said the murder may have been over a domestic issue.

11:05 a.m.: Just talked with Southampton police they are not releasing any new information at this time. We have calls out to the county detectives, coroner and D.A.

12:57 p.m.: Kim’s Nails patron Keri Ligambi tells BuxMontNews.com, “They are all so nice over there and they were clean. I love it there.”

A commenter who did not leave their name left a comment on our post saying, “she’s absolutely gorgeous, such a well liked person. Loved that nail salon.”

5:04 p.m.: A woman who did not want to be named has told BuxMontNews.com exclusively that murder victim Annie Huynh’s estranged husband, John, was “pushy” and the woman went on to say police want to talk to him but can not locate John as of this afternoon. When police and detectives were asked about this report both declined comment.

The estranged couple reportedly have a six-year-old son together.

Friends on scene said before the separation Huynh and her husband reportedly both ran the Upper Southampton nail salon.

Bucks County DA David Heckler said this afternoon, “We are optimistic this case will be resolved.”

A small makeshift memorial set up by family and friends.
(Tom Sofield)

 Authorities said this afternoon that Philadelphia police and state police are assisting Upper Southampton police and county detectives on the case.

Bucks County Detectives who are assisting Southampton police are mapping the crime scene in 3-D.

Ilana Feldman of Huntingdon Valley a customer of Kim’s Nails for five years said, “She came in early if you need to get your nails done before the hours posted on the door.”

Family and friends set up a small memorial with burning incense, fresh flowers, oranges and a gift, all of which sat outside the Southampton nail salon this afternoon.

An excluesive look inside the salon as police
continue to investigate Wednesday night (Tom Sofield)

8: 42 p.m.: Rumors were floating around this evening that a black man was suspected of murdering Annie “Kim” Huynh, we spoke to a source close to the investigation who says that is simply not true.

One source close to the investigation exclusively told BuxMontNews.com this evening that the suspected murderer was close to the victim.

We just spoke with the Bucks County Coroner who told us they are not releasing any information at this time.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said that the state police crime lab helping local law enforcement in the investigation.

If you have anymore information contact Upper Southampton Police Detectives at 215-364-5000 ext 117 or Bucks County Detectives at 215-348-6354.

November 10, 2010 3:13 a.m.:

Click here for our latest post on the murder investigation.


 

 

BuxMontNews.com was on scene minutes after police discovered the body. Photo taken shortly after 9 a.m. (Tom Sofield)


Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Online Editor

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 3:35 AM

    wow pretty nuts this is happening in Southampton!

  2. November 9, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    i believe, this is a domestic dispute. there were many cases like this i have seen. especially around asian comunnity. but usually not end with death.

  3. November 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    shes absolutely gourgous, such a well liked person. Loved that nail salon.

  4. November 9, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Really wonderful reporting your webpage has had more information than any other newspaper!

  5. November 9, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    I have been a customer for over 3 years.Truly hope they find who did this. Rest in peace Annie(Kim).

  6. November 9, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    I was the anonymous person who wrote " shes absolutely gourgous, such a well liked person, Loved that nail salon"

  7. November 9, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    The salon was always so clean and welcoming to the public. She was always willing to help the next customer and always greeted them with a smile. Every customer, even the most picky, treated her with respect.

  8. November 10, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    My daughter came home yesterday crying. She is in the same class with Kim's son Jason. When she told me what was the reason I couldn't believe. Very very sad…

  9. November 10, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    I have been a customer for about 3 and a half years along with my mom and sisters. She was so nice! I always loved going to her salon. This is still so unreal to me, I arrived to get a manicure Monday morning around 11am and couldnt believe my eyes when I saw the cop cars and crying wokers. I am very disturbed by all of this and hope they find the suspect. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and her son.

  10. November 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    i loved kim. she was the best. such a sweet, hard-working woman. i am absolutely sick over this.

  11. November 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Kim will always be in my heart, she was truly the best, warm hearted, giving person. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts to her family and little one.

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