Fugitive Still Sought For Boston Quintuple Murders

The FBI created an age-enhanced photo of what Hung Tien Pham may look like today at the age of 60. Agents consider Pham armed and dangerous and he's fluent in Vietnamese, English and Chinese.

January 14, 2021

Composite of Pham around the time of the murders, images from the crime scene, and an age enhanced rendering of what Pham would look like today [FBI]

Composite of Pham around the time of the murders, images from the crime scene, and an age enhanced rendering of what Pham would look like today [FBI]

By: Michelle Sigona

The FBI is hoping you can help crack a 30-year-old cold case involving the murders of five men in Boston. There is now a $30,000 reward for information leading to the person they believe is allegedly responsible, Hung Tien Pham.

On January 12, 1991, the FBI says Pham entered a social club on Tyler Street with two accomplices. Six men were shot at close range as they played cards.

Although six victims were shot, one of them survived. The FBI said the survivor was able to identify the people they believed to be involved. Two of the three suspects, Nam The Tham and Siny Van Tram, were arrested and eventually convicted, but the third, Pham, remains on the run today.

FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta said, As alleged, this cold-blooded killer has been on the run for 30 years, and we’re hoping this reward will incentivize anyone with information on Pham’s whereabouts to come forward."

At this time the FBI says a motive is not known, but they do have evidence Pham deserted his family and fled to Atlantic City to gamble. After New Jersey Pham went to New York City and from there, the FBI says Pham boarded a flight to Hong Kong. Pham was last seen in Thailand in the 1990's and has ties to an Asian organized crime network in Boston and in other areas.

Boston Police Department Lt. Det. Daniel Duff says he isn't sure if this was bad blood between rival groups, but he does believe the suspects went to the location with a plan that fatal night.

“I think it affected everyone, not only in the city but the surrounding areas, too. Chinatown is a big tourist area. When you hear there’s been people murdered in Chinatown, that can send the wrong signal to people that maybe this isn't a safe area," Duff said.

The FBI and local police are hoping to jog someone's memory. They are also hoping the images of the crime scene and age enhanced photo may trigger something in someone aa brave tipster has the heart to come forward.
“We will not rest until Pham has been held accountable,” Bonavolonta concludes.

If you have any information as to where Pham could be hiding or a tip that could help lead agents to his arrest, please contact the FBI directly. Pham is wanted for five counts of murder, along with other charges.
Contact the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).

Read more: FBI, WCVB

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