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Nail salon murder suspect arrested in Arizona

Posted: 12:39 AM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 16:16:57-05
Nail salon murder suspect arrested in Arizona
Nail salon murder suspect arrested in Arizona

UPDATE JAN. 11: Las Vegas police say that Krystal Whipple, 21, has been arrested. She was arrested Friday morning in Glendale, Arizona, by FBI Phoenix Violent Crime Task Force.

Police say that Whipple ran over 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen on Dec. 29 outside of Crystal Nails & Spa in Las Vegas over a $35 manicure. Nguyen attempted to stop Whipple's car as she was leaving. She was ran over and dragged by the car. She later died at University Medical Center.

Whipple has a criminal history, including using a credit card without the owner's permission. Her mother and grandmother went on national television after the incident to plead for Whipple to turn herself in. They told ABC News after the arrest that they are "very relieved." According to family, Whipple was spotted and recognized by a citizen in Arizona who called authorities.

UPDATE JAN. 6: The family of the woman, Krystal Whipple, who is accused of killing a woman outside of a nail salon is speaking out. Krystal Whipple's mother and grandmother are pleading for the young woman to turn herself in and promise to stand by her.

Watch Good Morning America on Jan. 6 to hear the full interview with Whipple's family.

UPDATE JAN. 3: Las Vegas police have released name and photograph of the suspect in the homicide that occurred outside of a nail salon on Dec. 29.

Police say that 21-year-old Krystal Whipple left the business without paying and ran over the victim with her car. The mug shot provided was taken after an arrest for various traffic offenses in April 2018.

Whipple was also arrested in 2016 in connection to a stolen vehicle and in 2016 on charges related to usage of credit card without card holder's consent.

Anyone w/info on her whereabouts is urged to call #LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521

Police are asking the public to help them locate Whipple.