Police had a heavy presence at the River Run Senior Apartments Friday evening as they sought information in the that happened Thursday night.
The police were stopping every vehicle and pedestrian entering the apartments on Friday evening to ask if they had noticed any suspicious activity Thursday night. Police also distributed flyers giving general information about the murder investigation.
Police said Kwang Hur's wife found him dead in their apartment at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. Prince William County Police 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn said there were no signs of forced entry, but would not comment on whether there was any apparent struggle or what the cause of death was.
Residents characterized Hur as a quiet man who did not seem to have much family or friends.
Hossein Sabzei, a resident at the apartment complex, said he used to see Hur exercising every morning, and would greet him, but didn't have conversations with him. "He was a skinny guy, about 5-foot-8, very quiet," Sabzei said. "I never saw him talking to anybody."
Sabzei said that on two or three occasions, he had seen Hur with a woman who could have been his wife or daughter, but Sabzei did not know who she was. "I didn't pay attention to how the lady looked like," he said.
The apartment complex management distributed a memo to residents on Friday reminding residents not to give their building access code to anyone, even family, or prop open the doors to the building.
Residents said that the access codes had long been a problem. "Everybody and their brother knows the code to get into the building," said Heather Moseley. "I thought I heard they had changed it, but I never got a new code, and my old one still works."
Moseley, who has lived at the apartments for three years, said the apparent murder didn't worry her, but it did underscore the need for bulding security. "We need some more security around here," she said.