Triet Le

Triet Le was a 61-year-old columnist who was shot to death, along with his 52-year-old wife Tuyet Thi Dangtran, in the driveway of their home at 3615 Dannys Lane in the Sunset Manor neighborhood of Alexandria on September 22, 1990.[1]

Le was a columnist for the Arlington-based Vietnamese-language magazine Tien Phong under the pen name Tu Rua.[1] He had also recently retired as a furnace operator in Arlington County's water pollution control division.[1]

Le was the second person murdered who had been associated with Tien Phong, following the shooting of layout designer Nhan Trong Do on November 21, 1989.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Masters, Brooke A. "Columnist, Wife Slain in Fairfax." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 24 Sept. 1990. Web. 20 Sept. 2016.