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Fort Wayne parents hold candlelight vigil for their missing son

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Two parents held a candlelight vigil to honor their missing son, Kevin Nguyen.

Family members said 25-year-old Kevin Nguyen went missing on December 8th.

A few family members said they last heard from Kevin as he was leaving from the Brass Rail, calling for a ride home.

Surveillance footage shows Kevin was last seen the same night in an Arby’s parking lot on Jefferson Boulevard.

For the past four months, Kevin’s family has held several public searches in hopes to find him.

“Knowing that he’s gone is the worse feeling ever,” Lian Yankey, Kevin’s sister said. “It’s harder on me because he’s my best friend.”

On Sunday evening, the family held a candlelight vigil in front of the Allen County Courthouse. They said they hosted the vigil to send a message to the community that they’re not giving up on Kevin.

“We are here until the day he is found,” Theresa Juillerat, Justice, Accountability & Victim Advocacy Leader said. “Until we have some sort of tip or lead to bring him home, we’re not giving up.”

Kevin’s little sister has one request for anyone who may know something about Kevin’s disappearance.

“Somebody would give us a hint. Something sooner or later. Something good or something bad,” Yankey said.

A few family members said they plan to organize more public searches as they hope for Kevin’s return.

If you know anything that can help, please contact police.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at

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