- April 29 – The bodies of 35-year-old Kieuoanh Thi Nguyen and her 2-year-old son Ryobi are found stuffed in a large trash can floating on a pond owned by the Vulcan Materials Company in the Shirley Edsall Industrial Park in Springfield.
- Chandrasekaran, Rajiv, and Patricia Davis. "Bodies found in Pond are Missing Franconia Woman, Son." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 2. May 02 1996. ProQuest. Web. 19 Aug. 2014.
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