Mother urges daughter to turn herself in over killing of Las Vegas nail salon owner

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The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Krystal Whipple, seen in a prior booking photo from April 2018, police said. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

The mother of a Las Vegas woman wanted for allegedly using a stolen car to run over and kill a nail salon owner who chased her for failing to a pay for a $35 manicure is urging her daughter to turn herself in.

“You can’t run, baby,” Sharon Whipple told ABC News. “You cannot run. You have to come forward, baby.”


Police identified Krystal Whipple, 21, right, as the suspect who fled a Las Vegas nail salon without paying. While fleeing, she ran over and killed Nhu “Annie” Nygen, left. Police said Whipple is still on the run.

A manhunt is underway for her daughter, Krystal Whipple, 21, who is accused of killing Ngoc Q. Nguyen, a nail salon owner and mother of three.

Authorities said she tried to pay for her manicure with a fraudulent credit card and then told Nguyen that she was going to her car to get cash before beginning to drive away.

Las Vegas police released storefront security footage of the incident that shows Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove, California, jumping on the front of a black convertible sedan before being dragged beneath the car as it speeds away. Police said the car was reported stolen from a rental agency last month. It was later found abandoned.

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