Malaysia victim has ties to Tampa Bay - FOX 13 News

Malaysia victim has ties to Tampa Bay

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

One of the victims of the Malaysia plane tragedy has a connection to Tampa Bay.

Dr. Joep Lange attended Robinson High School as a foreign exchange student from Holland.

A classmate told FOX 13, Lange came back to Tampa for his 40th class reunion.

Dr. Lange was a world renowned AIDS researcher and was the former president of the International AIDS Society.

Dozens of top HIV and AIDS experts were on the plane on their way to Australia for an international conference when it was shot down.


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