November 15, 2022
MEDELLIN, Colombia—A Cal State Fullerton graduate was drugged, robbed, and killed while traveling in Medellin, Colombia, according to family members.
Paul Nguyen’s family is focused on bringing his body back to Orange County, according to ABC7.
“He was just someone that I could always look up to. He was always the first person I would call if I needed something,” said Amy Nguyen, Paul’s younger sister.
Amy said her 27-year-old brother Paul worked as a contractor and loved to travel.
“Every time he was back home he would always share the most fun stories of his trip. He would bring back souvenirs. He would just tell us all the fun things he found and how he’s so happy he was traveling,” she said.
Family members say Paul was traveling abroad for the first time visiting Medellin, Colombia, with a friend.
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They say Paul met a girl on Tinder, a social media dating app, and went on a date last Wednesday. He was last seen leaving a bar with that girl on Thursday around 2 a.m.
Paul’s body was found later that morning, according to Amy.
“They took all of his stuff and his belongings. We know all his cards were swiped after 4 a.m.,” she said. “We believe there were multiple people involved and she was just there to lure him and set him up.”
Amy told ABC7 that Colombian authorities suspect her brother was drugged and robbed.
No arrests have been made.
“It just felt so surreal when we found out. It was just very overwhelming trying to figure everything out and it’s hard that we can’t see him back home. We’re working really hard to bring him back.”
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