Krystal Whipple and Nhu Nguyen: A salon worker was dragged 50 feet and killed by a customer who refused to pay for a $35 manicure

Police say they are looking for Krystal Whipple following the incident around a mile and a half from the Las Vegas Strip
Posted on January 4, 2019,at 1:15 AM
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A woman was dragged 50 feet across a Las Vegas parking lot and dragged by a car outside the salon where she worked.

The woman died at University Medical Center. She was Ngoc Q. Nguyen, 53, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. Nguyen had been identified earlier as Nhu Nguyen by her boyfriend and co-worker of 12 years, Sonny Chung.

Krystal Whipple and Nhu Nguyen: A salon worker was dragged 50 feet  and killed by a customer who refused to pay for a $35 manicure Nhu Nguyen

Las Vegas Police have identified a suspect in the hit and run after worker Nhu Nguyen was hit by a stolen rental car outside Crystal Nails & Spa.

Krystal Whipple and Nhu Nguyen: A salon worker was dragged 50 feet  and killed by a customer who refused to pay for a  manicure Krystal Whipple

Police announced on Thursday that they are looking for 21-year-old Krystal Whipple.

They also released a booking photo of Whipple from an arrest in April and a video that includes surveillance footage of the moments leading up to the manicurist’s death.

According to dailymail reports,Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer said: 'Please take a close look at this photo. It is important we get this suspect into custody as the victim's family and this community deserve to have her answer for this horrible crime.'

Speaking to The Las Vegas Review Journal Sonny said: 'My wife ran out and tried to stop her, and then she rolled forward.

'She kept pushing the gas, and my wife fell off, and she kept pushing more, and she dragged her from here to over there.

'I tried to hold the car back, but I'm not Superman. She ran off for $35 and killed my wife - $35 to run my wife over.'

Anyone with information about Whipple is urged to call police at 702-828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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