Cal State Fullerton graduate dies in Colombia after hitting Tinder date
The family of a Cal State Fullerton graduate seeks answers after they say their loved one was drugged, robbed and killed while traveling in Medellin, Colombia.
Paul Nguyen’s family is focused on getting his body back to Orange County.
Amy Nguyen said Paul is an amazing older brother.
“He was just someone I could always look up to,” she said. “He was always the first person I called when I needed something.”
Amy said the 27-year-old works as a contractor and likes to travel.
“Every time he came home he would tell the funniest stories of his trip. He brought souvenirs. He just told us all the fun things he found and how happy he was to be out and about,” Amy said.
She said Paul traveled abroad for the first time last week, visiting Medellin, Colombia with a friend.
Amy said Paul met a girl on Tinder, a social media dating app, and went on a date on Wednesday.
She said her brother was last seen around 2am on Thursday leaving a bar with this girl
Amy said Paul’s body was found later that morning.
“They took all his things and belongings. We know all of his cards were stolen after 4am,” Amy said. “We believe multiple people were involved and she was just there to bait him and set him up.”
Amy said Colombian authorities suspect her brother was drugged and robbed.
She said no arrests were made in Paul’s death.
Amy said: “It just felt so surreal when we found out. It was just very overwhelming to find out and it’s hard that we can’t see him at home. We’re working really hard to bring him back.”
Paul’s family is heartbroken and focused on getting him home.
You set one up GoFundMe page to help to do that and help with the funeral expenses.
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