Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Troy Le

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 Troy Le, a 19-year-old student at San Diego Mesa College who disappeared on March 20, 2010 and is presumed dead.

Troy and his girlfriend were at the beach and after she ran into some trouble in the water, he tried to save her but wound up in trouble himself. The girlfriend was rescued, but Troy disappeared and he’s presumed drowned and pulled out to sea by the riptide.

2 thoughts on “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Troy Le

  1. T.T. May 30, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    I remember first learning about the case from an old Cosmpolitan magazine that featured an interview with the girlfriend. She spoke about the strong feelings of survivors guilt that she felt after Troy’s death (not in anyway helped by the anger that his family had towards her or how his friends blamed her for it and taunted her about how they wished that she had died instead). It’s just a bad situation all around. May he rest in peace and may everyone else find some solace and healing from everything.

    • Meaghan May 30, 2019 / 4:52 pm

      Pretty awful that they were blaming her for it; accidents happen.

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