Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Huong Nguyen

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I am profiling one Asian or Pacific Islander MP for every day of the month of May. Today’s case is Huong Nguyen, a 41-year-old man who disappeared from Hawthorne, California on December 5, 2014. Hawthorne is in Los Angeles County.

Huong isn’t listed on NamUs or any other missing persons databases save CDOJ’s and the Charley Project. Unfortunately I don’t know anything more about his disappearance than what’s listed in the CDOJ file: a vehicle description and a clothing description and nothing else.

It frustrates me what that happens. But I want to profile cases like this precisely because they get no attention and so little is known about them.

I note that Huong is very small for a grown man — 5’1 — but Vietnamese people are said to be the shortest on average in all of Southeast Asia.