Vietnamese refugee and hairdresser Chris Dong Vo was found murdered in a garage in Cleveland, Ohio, the day after Christmas.
The 57-year-old hairdresser was discovered lying dead in a pool of blood at 7:09 p.m. on Dec. 26 after a passerby, who noticed blood flowing out from under the garage door, called the police.
Vo, who was found in the garage on the 13900 block of Lakewood Heights Boulevard, was stabbed and shot in the chest, reported WOIO.
“At this time it is believed that the victim was last seen alive on Dec. 24, 2021,” the police reportedly stated.
While two arrests have been made, charges are yet to be filed. No further information has been released by investigators.
“The Flower House”
Vo emigrated to the U.S. from a Vietnamese refugee camp along with his brother when he was a teenager. According to People, he had been a hairdresser for over 25 years and had previously worked for Kameryn Rose Salon and Spa in Rocky River, Ohio.
His home was known as “The Flower House” due to his creative arrangements around his house, which was decorated to honor his fellow Vietnamese refugees.
GoFundMe dedicated to Vo
A GoFundMe page was created by friend and former customer Nick Malusky to cover Vo’s funeral expenses. The fundraiser has currently raised over $6,000 as of this writing, surpassing the original $5,000 goal.
“We are devastated by the sudden tragic loss of Chris Vo, who was found murdered in his home on December 26th,” Malusky wrote. “Chris was known far and wide for his amazing talent as a hairstylist.”
“Chris was a dear friend to so many, a wonderful person inside and out, and always the life of the party,” Malusky added. “He devoted his life to making us look and feel beautiful, and was always there to help those in need.”
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at the Gordon Green from 6 to 9 p.m. in Cleveland.