Homicide suspected in West Seattle woman's death

SEATTLE - The search is on for a killer who left a woman dead in her West Seattle home. The victim's family walked in on the gruesome crime scene Saturday at a house in the 5900 block of High Point Drive Southwest.

Police found the body of 46-year-old Nga Nguyen after being called to do a welfare check at the home around 12:27 p.m.

The victim's 19-year-old daughter says she had come home to find the front door unlocked, and the back sliding door wide open. She says the place had been trashed, and blood was on the walls and in the bathroom. The door to her mother's room was open just a crack, so she called her family who then called police.

Family members say they found Nguyen dead in her bedroom closet. Among the mess, a bizarre detail stood out to the victim's daughter - a single lit candle was sitting inside her own bedroom, but says she has no idea how it got there.

Police have no suspects, and family members don't know who would have done such a horrific act.

"She was a good mom," the victim's brother, Trunt Dinh says. "All she does is stay home, go out to the laundry mat with her friends, and comes home. She doesn't go out, she's not bad people, she's a really good mom."

Homicide detectives are still investigating.