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more and more crime
 
Question: The question of pornography is an interesting one, considering that the Arquettes began unravelling this tangled criminal web with the car crash scam in Los Angeles. Look how that criminal conspiracy metastasized into drugs, crooked cops, other murders, etc. So why not other illegal imports?

And it's an excellent question: How did these guys manage to get their stuff out of Pier One? Someone on the inside had to be helping and that would not have been Kait.

Asked on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 09:12:32 PM
Reply: No, it would not have been Kait. Because, if Kait was part of the operation, there would have been no reason to kill her.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Oriental porn / Pier One
 
Question: You said, "While Dung was allegedly "visiting Kait," An Quoc Le and the others were all over the shop and loading dock. If heroin was being imported via UPS from the Orient, why not other marketable things as well?"

Now I have to wonder, what type of management did Pier One have, if the staff allowed An Quoc Le and his buddies to wander all over the store & loading dock without being stopped? It makes you wonder how many of the employees were in on this.

Oriental porn is a big market. Underage girls are commonly used for the trade.

Asked on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 08:21:18 PM
Reply: You're raising some good questions.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Sharon Smith
 
Question: Do you think someone connected to Sharon did the deed?

Asked on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 01:30:47 PM
Reply: We don't know how Sharon fits into this. We do know she has made a number of untrue statements and that she and her boyfriend both got jobs at Pier One right after Kait's murder. We've never understood that.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
well i think
 
Question: i think her friend sharon smoth killed her.

Asked on Monday, September 08, 2008 at 08:27:05 AM
Reply: I believe that Sharon has information that she is afraid to reveal, but I'm certain that she did not kill Kait.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
porn from the Orient?
 
Question: I've been reading about this situation on a different web site. There was a post on that site that asked:

"What sort of videos did GO Video rent? Is it possible there was a section that was devoted to Oriental porn?"

I think that's a valid question, considering how frantic Fermin Garcia, the owner and manager of GO Video, got when he read his name was linked to that business. He threatened to have you killed if you didn't remove that post.

Whether Fermin Garcia posted that death threat or one of his three APD sons did, the big question is, why would he and his sons be so upset about his being named as the owner of GO Video?

Asked on Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 02:26:25 PM
Reply: This message board discussion becomes more interesting with every new post. This speculation has merit. We've been told, by one of Kait's co-workers, that heroin was being imported through Pier One Imports, where Kait worked as clothing manager. Kait's boyfriend, Dung Nguyen, and his Vietnamese friends were at that shop every day. While Dung was allegedly "visiting Kait," An Quoc Le and the others were all over the shop and loading dock. If heroin was being imported via UPS from the Orient, why not other marketable things as well?

Anybody who is reading this and ever visited GO Video and can provide information about what people might have been able to rent "under the counter," please either post it here or contact us by private e-mail.



Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Post Re Tribune Reporter of Albuquerque
 
Question: There is not such paper called the "Tribune Reporter for Albuquerque" The Albuqueque Tribune stopped operating earlier this year.

Maybe it is another publisher, and the poster got it mixed up.

Asked on Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 11:12:19 AM
Reply: I found the article the poster referred to, and his quotes were accurate. The Garcia brothers professed their love of flashing lights and sirens. One of them stated that he especially enjoyed working graveyard shift in the southeast section of the city, which is the Vietnamese area. He termed it "The War Zone." The article was published in the Albuquerque Tribune. The reason for the poster's confusion is that it was attributed to "Jan Jonas, Tribune Reporter." Someone unfamiliar with Albq. newspapers would naturally assume that that was the name of the paper.

However, the date of publication appears to have been Jan. 30, 2003, not Sept. 2008.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Fermin Garcia and brothers
 
Question: I found on Google the Tribune Reporter for Albuquerque a write up about Fermin Garcia and his brothers it is dated 9-6-08 i wont type it all but let me at least put a few comments down here that the Garcia brothers said " they said they like nothing better than a car with running lights and sirens "one of them said now get this ( go figure ) he joined the department because its fun' what else am I going to do in Albuquerque where I get paid to have fun".

one of the other brothers is a former undercover narcotics officer and still does some undercover work but he says this " he never thought he wanted to be in narcotics or work undercover , but after his first drug buy he liked the rush"

now hmmmmmmmmm lets see sounds a little bit like they are having to much fun and to much of a power trip with their jobs what do you all think

Asked on Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 07:56:33 PM
Reply: I think there was a typo in your post -- you meant Fermin Garcia's "sons," not his "brothers."

Thank you for finding this article and directing us to it. But where did you find the date on which it was published? It can't possibly have been published in September 2008, because the Tribune folded early this year.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Go Video
 
Question: Where is this business located? There used to be a video store near Old Town that I am convinced was a front for something less legal. The people associated with the property (if not the store) are lawyers who run in the same circles as John Brennan, Manny Aragon and others whose names have been brought up here. I used to live near this store and anytime I popped in looking for a movie, they never had it -- not only that, it was one of those stores where you had to bring the box up and they'd get the actual movie for you, the woman would never even check. I'd just take a box up and she'd say "no, it's out," or "we don't have that anymore," until I finally got the hint that there weren't actually any movies in the back. (I feel silly that it took me a few times, but I'm pretty naive about stuff like that!).

Asked on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 10:57:21 AM
Reply: A data search under the name Fermin Garcia yielded information that in 1989
he was the owner and Manager of GO VIDEO (aka GO TV & Video and GO TV
Video Rental) at 670 B. Juan Tabo NE (also listed as 501 A Paisano NE), in a
strip center behind a restaurant at the corner of Juan Tabo and Chico.

That doesn't mean that the business still exists.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
your letter to Allison DuBois
 
Question: How did you word your letter to Allison DuBois to get the producers to be interested in Kait's case? They must receive thousands of letters about cold cases.

Asked on Monday, September 01, 2008 at 01:43:16 PM
Reply: Dear Allison DuBois,

I would like to submit a case for your consideration for your new “Soul Evidence” show.

It meets your criteria:

Our daughter, Kaitlyn Arquette, 18, was shot to death in her car in Albuquerque, NM, on July 16, 1989. The death was ruled a homicide. The Albuquerque Police Department dubbed the murder a “random drive-by shooting” and investigated it as such, ignoring a large amount of evidence indicating that Kait was deliberately killed because she was preparing to expose an interstate criminal operation.

In 1991, police arrested three men for “randomly” shooting Kait. Charges were dropped when the state’s “eye witness” turned out to have been incarcerated at the time of the shooting. In 1992, the APD dropped off Kait’s unsolved case. The case is still open, but inactive. Police say they do not ever expect to make further arrests. They’ve washed their hands of it.

However, our family has continued a personal investigation with the help of private investigators, crime scene reconstructionists, forensic experts, etc. for over 16 years. We have accumulated a tremendous amount of new information which police refuse to look at because it does not support their “random shooting” scenario.

Kait’s case might be a particularly good one for your “Soul Evidence” series for several reasons:

1. We have the APD case file, so you won’t have to fight the authorities to get it.

2. We have all the information from our years of personal investigation, organized and documented.

3. Our private investigators will cooperate to the fullest with your researchers and will also be willing to be interviewed on the show.

4. There’s a “peg” that you can hang the story on that will stimulate viewer interest. I am an author, (I write under the name “Lois Duncan”), and HOTEL FOR DOGS, a children’s book I wrote in 1971, has just been filmed by Dreamworks as a major motion picture. It will be released to theaters in January 2009. That silly little book was Kait’s favorite of my stories when she was a little girl. How thrilled she would have been to have seen it on the Big Screen!

Lois (Duncan) Arquette -- Kait's mother
Donald Arquette -- Kait's father

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
More from me...
 
Question: I just finished the review - it will show up on my site tomorrow morning.

Also, I think I remember on one of these threads that you were going to get in contact with Allison Dubois to see if she could help you out. Did anything ever happen with that? Or am I thinking of the wrong psychic? Anyway, I might have a tenuous "in" with Allison, so if that's something you're interested, I can see what I can do (or if you've already explored that avenue, I won't bother).

Thanks,

Havs

Asked on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 07:19:10 PM
Reply: I received a phone call from Andrea, assistant to Allison Debois, saying their producers were interested in Kait's story as a possibility for their "Soul Evidence Show." They wanted to send me some materials to fill out, but their e-mails to me had been bouncing.

We've now changed Internet providers and that problem seems to be fixed. I've written them again. I hope we haven't lost this opportunity because of an e-mail glitch.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Hava Lyon
 
Question: I certainly will, Lois! I got busy yesterday, but I just sat down to write it now, and so I did another Google search to find this site again. I was planning on linking quite a bit to different areas of the site. :-) And as a part of my review, I always link to the book on Amazon so my readers can click on the link and buy the book right then. I like to offer that as a service to my readers to make it a little easier on them to find the book easily. :-)

And thank you for the quick response - I appreciate it. I meant to say before but forgot to: At the top of each page on the Kait Arquette site, it says, "Who Killed Kair Arquette?" and directly underneath, the tagline says, "Albuquerque teen's 1989 slaying remains unsolved due to police coverup?"

But the other night, when I was looking through each page, I noticed that on the page about The Tallykeeper (here: http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/talleykeeper.htm) the tagline instead reads, "Personal Info Here - Your Address, Phone Number, or Tag Line" That's something that your web master could very easily fix - they just have to go in and edit it. It'd take about 30 seconds or so. ;-) Anyway, just wanted to point that out so you could pass the info along to the right person.

Thanks again and GOOD LUCK!!!

Havs

Asked on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 05:36:57 PM
Reply: Thank you for making us aware of that problem. We'll try to get it fixed.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Kait
 
Question: Did Kait go to Highland High in Albuquerque? I graduated from there in 1987. I was reading her file on realcrimes.com and her picture looks so familiar. Just wondering, you can write me back at aquaintances@yahoo.com

Asked on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 12:03:35 AM
Reply: Kait graduated from Highland High in 1989. So she would have been a senior when you were a sophomore.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
[From: Hava Lyon]
 
Question: Hello Lois, I work at the local public library and today, while doing check-in, I saw your book, "Who Killed My Daughter?" Intrigued, I set it off to the side to check it out and bring it home.

I got home from work at 1:00, and decided to read a little before taking a nap. Two hours later, I was still reading - I couldn't put it down! I knew from the book flap that you hadn't solved the mystery yet, but I figured that since the book was so old, that it had been solved after the publication of the book. I desperately wanted to know who did it, but I made myself finish reading the book before going online to do a Google search. (Luckily, I speed-read, so I was able to finish about an hour ago or so).

I quickly jumped online and was THOROUGHLY disappointed to find out that you still haven't solved the mystery!!!! How is that possible?! I was just SHOCKED when I found that out.

Anyway, I write reviews of nonfiction books as a side job for a website called Today.com - you can find my blog here: http://nonfictionlover.today.com I will write a review tomorrow of your book, and post it on Monday. The post will stay at the top of the blog until Friday (when it gets bumped down by a new review) so hopefully new people who hadn't heard of your book will read and get interested in it.

I hope that somehow my very small contribution to the cause will help. I am very excited about the idea of a sequel, and if it does get published, I will be sure to review it prominently on my site.

I just wanted to wish you the absolute best of luck, and just to let you know that I will continue to check back to see if any updates have been made.

Hugs!

Hava

Asked on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 12:45:28 AM
Reply: Thank you, Hava! That would be great!

Please be sure to say that the book is still in print but, because it is no longer new, the best way to obtain a copy is from an online bookstore.

Also, it would be nice if you gave readers the URL of Kait's web site: kaitarquette.arquettes.com. That's like getting two books in one -- the original WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER? and an Internet update that picks up where that book lets off and leads up to the present.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
APD
 
Question: I'm sure I'm not the only one reading this post that can't wait to hear about the APD being blown wide open. I am dump founded that with everything that's being written, and I'm sure it's not just on this post, SOMEONE hasn't started asking questions. I can understand a code of silence within the police dept but this has gotten, or been, out of control. I'm sure there's at least one hero out there and I can't wait until he or she comes forward! God speed to you and your family>

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 09:28:37 PM
Reply: Thank you for your kind wishes. We are not without heros -- private investigators, crime scene analysts, forensic experts, handwriting experts, insurance claims adjusters, tipsters, and members of the media who have helped us accumulate and assemble the information you see on this Web site.

Now, however, we are waiting for that FINAL HERO, who will can put all the pieces together to form a complete picture.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
interesting
 
Question: I just Googled "fermin garcia" + "go video" and found 1 reference to the post below. The other 133 were links to porn sites and videos.

I don't know what that means, if anything, other than maybe Go Video rents the movies that Blockbuster doesn't carry.

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 09:16:48 PM
Reply: Thank you for doing that. It may be more important than you (or we, at this point) realize.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Fermin Garcia
 
Question: Where is he mentioned on the site? I've never seen him mentioned except for the message board, when he (or someone pretending to be him) posted his little comment.

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 08:39:02 PM
Reply: You're right, Fermin Garcia isn't mentioned on our site. The only mention I can find of him is a post on this message board about a year ago titled "APD Gang Officer Eric Garcia" or some such thing. The message didn't say anything bad about anybody, but it did identify "Ferman Garcia, the owner and manager of GO Video" as Officer Garcia's father. Fermin Garcia must have Googled his own name and stumbled on that reference. The question is, why would he feel so threatened by it?

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Yep, Fermin Garcia's APD sons are on record
 
Question: 2002 Albuquerque Tribune

Byline: Jan Jonas

Not long ago, Fermin Garcia called to share information about his three sons.

He ask me to share his youngest son's success. Eric J. Garcia, was recently promoted to lieutenant in the Albuquerque Police Department. He works in the northwest area.

Fermin Garcia and his wife Eutimia have two other sons.

Allen Garcia has been an Albuquerque police officer for about 8 years. He works at the Southeast Substation.

Danny Garcia joined the department with brother Eric about 12 years ago. Danny works in the special investigations...

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 02:33:05 PM
Reply: More checking reveals that Fermin Garcia's APD son Eric , was the person who testified at
the Matt Griffin trial on the killing of Michael Howard a 33-year-old, security consultant, found dead next to a red 1985 Pontiac Firebird that someone had attempted to steal. Eric Garcia was one of the first persons to discover
the body. In January 1989, six months prior to Kait's murder, APD Officer Matt Griffin had shot and killed Peter Klunck, a man who was threatening to turn Griffin in for multiple felonies. The Peter Klunck shooting is linked to Kait's murder through the fact that Peter Klunck did off-the-books work at the auto body shop where the VW bug that fled Kait's scene tried to take refuge. And APD Matt Griffin was one of the cops who hung out and had after hours parties at that body shop.

I feel like we're in the Twilight Zone. How many people -- good or bad -- can be linked by one killing after another without a pattern forming?

When you start researching names and how they link -- (especially if one of those people is threatening to kill you) -- you start to wonder about these coincidences.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Fermin Garcia
 
Question: I'm not totally certain but I believe this may be the same Fermin Garcia who was related to Alvin Campbell,the sheriff at the time of Kait's murder.

If so, then his statement about having connections with the sheriff's department is accurate.

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 02:23:25 PM
Reply: That seems to fit. So, what does anybody know about Alvin Campbell?

This is like a jigsaw puzzle.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
Psychic possibilities
 
Question: We are writing you from our high school class. We were wondering if you had ever contacted Sylvia Browne about a reading to see if she can give you any insight about the case. I've seen her on TV and she's solved many cases.
Thanks!

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 09:29:12 AM
Reply: Thank you for that suggestion, but Sylvia Browne is not someone in whom I have confidence.

Answered by: Kait's Mom
 
threat
 
Question: I sure hope you take a copy of that threat and make it known however and to whoever you can and make it loud and clear cause that person needs to be caught and put away I would hit the news with it the govenor hell even the big boys in DC if i needed to I sure am sorry about your daughter and I hope you get justice you will be in my prayers

Asked on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 06:57:05 AM
Reply: If we reported this, Fermin Garcia would simply deny making the post. Besides, as he proudly told us, he is under the protection of both APD and the Sheriff's Department.

The mistake he made, (I can't imagine that he was sober at the time), was posting this death threat under his own name and providing the information that he was owner of GO VIDEO at the time of Kait's death, (his connection with GO VIDEO seems to be something that worries him) and that he has relatives in law enforcement who will protect him even if he has me killed. If he hadn't been stupid enough to post that information, we'd never have considered researching the names of those relatives, running background checks on them, and asking our friends on the Internet to supply us with their own information about those relatives, about GO VIDEO, and about Fermin himself.

So, let's get going and see what we can find out.

Answered by: Kait's Mom

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