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'She was just there to lure him': California man who went on Tinder date robbed, killed and dumped near dustbin

'We believe there were multiple people involved,' Paul Nguyen's sister said, adding the woman 'set him up'
UPDATED NOV 17, 2022
Paul Nguyen was last seen at a bar with the woman at around 2 am (Facebook/Paul Nguyen and Twitter@@JonTamayo22)
Paul Nguyen was last seen at a bar with the woman at around 2 am (Facebook/Paul Nguyen and Twitter@@JonTamayo22)

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: An Orange County man was found dead after he went on a date with a woman during a vacation in Medellin, Colombia. Paul Nguyen, 27, was traveling abroad for the first time visiting the South American country with a friend last week. Nguyen, who worked as a contractor, reportedly met a woman on Tinder there and went on a date on Wednesday, November 9. He was then seen again with the same woman at a bar at around 2 am the next day, his sister Amy said. 

"He was just someone that I could always look up to," she said, according to ABC7. "He was always the first person I would call if I needed something." As per the reports of Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, Nguyen's lifeless body was recovered later that day next to some garbage receptacles. 


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Amy said on Reddit that her family believes “that he was going out with this girl and was lured into getting robbed after they got into the car together,” Fox News reported. She added, "His card was used at a pharmacy, however according to the cashier the guy was not Asian.” 

Before his disappearance, the Cal State Fullerton graduate managed to take a Snapchat photo of his alleged date. "The language barrier is unreal”, he captioned the post. Amy said Colombian authorities suspect her brother was drugged. “They took all of his stuff and his belongings. We know all his cards were swiped after 4 am,” she told ABC7. “We believe there were multiple people involved and she was just there to lure him and set him up.”

Amy has set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for her brother's funeral. “He is a victim of a cruel and senseless crime. These people chose money and greed over a single thought of my brother’s life,” Amy wrote. “He was there to support me through my ups and downs. He was my shoulder to cry on.” Her campaign has raised more than $35,000 as of now.  She added that no arrests have been made related to the crime.