Suspect identified in deadly Schuylkill River stabbings

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Police have identified the man who they say stabbed three men and dumped their bodies in the Schuylkill River last month.

The suspect is identified as Tam Le.

Captain James Clark says, "Right now he's currently a fugitive. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous and anyone who know his whereabouts is urged to call the Homicide Unit."

One of the victims survived the brutal stabbing and helped police identify Le.

Police say the men were tortured at Le's home on 72nd Street near Elmwood.

Investigators say they found buckets of roofing cement, similar to the ones used to weigh the victims down when they were thrown into the river.

Police say DNA found on duct tape in the yard has been linked to one of the victims.

Le allegedly gave the men a $100,000 to buy drugs. But instead of doing so, two of the victims, brothers Vu Huynh and Viet Huynh, gambled the money away.

Neighbors tell Action News they saw Le leave the home after news reports revealed one of the victims had survived.

"We know he has cash. We know he has means. He does have some ties to the New York area, ties to the California area. So right now we don't know where he is. My fugitive guys are on it so hopefully they'll catch him soon," Capt. Clark said.

Upwards of a half dozen people were involved in the grisly killings, but Le is the only one who has been identified.

Police say all are members of a ruthless Asian drug gang.
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