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Dung Nguyen
Question: There two Dung Nguyen listed in the new City director. Neither one lists a middle initial. One lives at:

517 Florida St. SE 87108
and the other at:

8212 La Milpita NE 87113

The Lisa person was not listed in the new City directory at all. Whoever posted the Dung N. Nguyen has to work with a utility company or cell phone carrier.

Asked on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:34:58 AM
Reply: Thanks for the additional information.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Hi <3
Question: I am very sorry about Kaits death. It is a shame she died so young.

Asked on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 06:38:18 AM
Reply: Yes, it is.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: As recently as 3/06, Dung was supposed to still be with Lisa Pruhliere.... His address shows up as the same:

Dung N. Nguyen
8009 Azuelo Rd.
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: (505) 792-2318

He was born January 1962...does that sound right....

Good luck, I hope you can put some pressure on him again.

Asked on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:08:51 PM
Reply: Where did you find the Azuelo Rd. address? The house number is the same as the one posted beneath this, but it's a different street.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: I read your book and I am so sorry for your tragedy. I check at your website in hopes that you finally get the information you're seeking. I saw in a post that you mentioned somoene that Dung took up with, named Lisa Prulhiere....did you ever try talking to her or contacting her to see if she knows anything? This could be her information:

Lisa Prulhiere
8009 Amy Ave. NW
Albequerque, NM 87120

And I'm not sure if this is right, but she was born in August 1969.

Asked on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:03:47 PM
Reply: Our P.I. spoke with her, but she was very protective of Dung and angry at us. I wrote to her, but she didn't respond.

Answered by: Kait's mom
why would they...
Question: How could someone go and kill a person that has so much meaning...Kait ment so much to u and your family why would somebody go and take that away???

I also love your book!!


Asked on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 02:25:45 PM
Reply: Yes, Kait's life held great meaning for us. But, in a broader sense, her life was no more meaningful than the life of any other murder victim. Every murder is an atrocity, leaving heartbreak behind for the victim's loved ones.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Im so sorry for ur Daughters death.
Question: Why can't any one ever seem to come forward when they have information i mean man they could really give some closure to your family. If they were here friends or even her ex boyfriend they should have the heart to talk and tell all that they know. i can't begin to appoligize for what happened to your daughter because i don't know how the loss feels. But i'll tell you one thing you guys will catch the people or person that did this hateful thing to your daughter don't give up faith because GOD will handle all of them in everyway. God Bless u all and your daughters soul.

Asked on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 02:11:43 PM
Reply: There definitely are people -- probably many -- who know what happened. They're either afraid to talk or simply "don't want to become involved." We pray that one of them changes his/her mind and contacts us either by private e-mail at or by U.S. mail at: PO Box 27187, Albuquerque, NM 87125.

Answered by: Kait's mom
You and your family are in my thoughts.
Question: Dear Lois and Family:

I'm a junior high English teacher and have been a voracious reader of your books since I was in junior high. The first book I ever read was called "A Gift of Magic." To this day, I still remember the book's details. I read as much as I could of your books after “Gift” and have passed on that love for your stories onto my students. They have also found a love for your books.

Recently, my Dept. Chair dropped off a copy of Kait’s story. The book has spoken to me in ways I can’t explain. I have always felt a tug with my past, especially to my great-grandfather and grandfather, both of whom I never knew. I have a special connection with my great-grandfather. He contacted my aunt and uncle when they went looking for his grave and couldn't find it. As they were leaving, a tissue my aunt had blew out of her hand, landing on his grave. After she told me this, I felt a compulsion to go to the cemetery myself and find him. I went to the lobby and looked up his name. The reason my aunt and uncle couldn't find him was because his name was spelled wrong in the directory. I explained the problem and they looked him up on a spelling variation of our last name. They found him and wrote his plot number down for me. That's when I felt a twinge—a whisper of something there I couldn't explain. His plot number is my birthday.

I can't explain any of this and I don't think there is one. All I know is, your book has struck a chord with me that I can't explain. I just wanted to express my condolences, even though it's been over fifteen years. You’ll find the truth one day.

Warmest wishes to you,

Dana Wolcott
Long Beach, CA

Asked on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 11:31:09 AM
Reply: Since Kait's death, our family has come to believe in many things that we would never before have considered possible. What we humans think we "know" is but a tiny part of what is "out there."

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: I really don't have a question but, i go to Thornwood High School and I chose your book to read as and autobiography. I really send out my deep sympathy to you and your family. The book really shows how you kept your head held high and strong for your family. Kaitlyn was very pretty. I really hope you'll find out who did that to your precious daughter. But in the meantime i have to split sorry wish we could talk more because i have lots of Q's. Bye Sincerely,

Asked on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 10:26:59 AM
Reply: Thank you for caring.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: Hi, I was reading the messages that have been posted, and I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. I hope you had a great day! Also I was reading about the man who recieved Kait's organs, Have you or your family ever contacted this person to speak about his dream? I think that is amazing. Have a great weekend

Asked on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 04:25:15 PM
Reply: The organ doner's mother contacted us, which is how we learned about his "dream" while under anesthetic. He even drew a little map of an area Kait had visited shortly prior to her death, and he had other memories of her as well. We didn't talk with him personally, because the subject was too upsetting to him. He has since died. Not because of Kait's organs, but from cancer. Kait's organs did give him some extra years of life that he would not have had otherwise.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: I used to go to school with Kait at Highland. We graduated the same year. I left New Mexico in August 1989 to go to College. I still can remember the day Kait's shooting was on the front page. My mom would keep me posted on any news by sending me clipping of the paper. Then your book first came out I bought it. I was in Albuquerque at the time. I just reread your book with the updates. I was wondering if the cold case department of APD was at least trying to find the person responsible for this terrible situation. I now live in San Diego and I can remember hearing about the insurance scams. I was wondering if the McPhee individual ever went to trial? I was also wondering if the national show America's Most Wanted ever ran a segment about Kait? I hope some day your family will be able to rest easy knowing that these people will have to meet their maker one day for this. I was also wondering if the signs that where posted in Vietnamese?

Asked on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 10:37:58 AM
Reply: No, the APD Cold Case unit is no longer working on Kait's case. The detective who took an interest in it was transferred to another department.

America's Most Wanted did not do a show on Kait's case. However, her case was featured on other shows, such as Unsolved Mysteries, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Inside Edition.

No, the signs that were posted were not in Vietnamese. They were in poorly spelled English.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Time line
Question: Is there a time line of events posted anywhere? It could help the process by keeping the sequence of events in order, eg. When did Kait meet Dung versus when did she become his girlfriend? Did she break up with Rod before or after she met Dung? Did Kait get her job at Pier One before or after she met Dung? Did Kait get her own apartment before or after she graduated from high school? All of us arm-chair detectives could get some clarity about the sequence of events with the benefit of a time line. Who knows what theories we could develop from it?

Asked on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 09:13:57 AM
Reply: That's a good idea. Our problem is that we don't know all the facts to insert in a timeline, because Kait was keeping a lot of things to herself.

Kait met Dung at some point during her junior year of high school. She started dating him then, but had other male friends too, so I can't pinpoint a precise time when "she became his girlfriend."

Kait always worked an outside job while she was in high school, and during her senior year she worked at Pier One Imports. In the spring of 1989, she was made clothing manager. She got her own apartment in May, 1989 -- after completing her final exams, but before the graduation ceremony. She was self-supporting, from her job at Pier One and money from her graduation gifts. She was also taking several summer school classes at the University of New Mexico to get a head start on enrolling fulltime in the fall. She wanted to become a doctor. She refused to allow Dung to move in with her unless he was working, so he immediately got a job at Artwear. (What he was living on before that, we don't know. Kait told us Dung's sister in California was sending him money, but the police have since told us Dung doesn't have a sister in California.)

Almost as soon as Kait and Dung started living together, she became very tense and unhappy. She would come over to our house and had obviously been crying. She said Dung never spent any time alone with her, that their apartment was a crash pad for "his awful friends," and he was gone most evenings and sometimes all night. She said moving in together had been a bad mistake and that she had asked him to move out so her girlfriend, Lynn, could move in with her. We don't know when she started seeing Rod on the sly. We didn't even know Rod existed until after Kait died and he wrote us a sympathy letter.

So much was going on that we didn't know about!!!! If only she had CONFIDED IN US!!!

Answered by: Kait
Question: What color and make was Dung's car?

Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 10:02:29 PM
Reply: He didn't have a car. He either rode around with his friends in their cars or drove Kait's red Ford Tempo.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: I am reading your book 'Who killed my daughter?' and researching her death. If I find anything or think you might have over looked something I'll let you know. I'm sorry for your loss. It seems she was very special. KAYLA

Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 09:39:12 PM
Reply: Thank you, Kayla

Answered by: Kait's mom
I'm sorry
Question: Lois and Don, my name is Sara, I give you so much credit, you guys never gave up, and I know you continue to look for the person that murdered Kait. I read your book Who Killed My Daughter. I cried, I wish your family the best of luck, and I am sorry for your loss.

Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 08:17:46 PM
Reply: Thank you, Sara.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Your Book
Question: I read your book and it was very good!!! This story mekes me so sad cause she was not suppost to get murdered someone on this site said that she was ugly she was very pretty and whoever put that is seriously messed up...... Now Dung on the other hand..... He was not cute and i personally think he most definately had something to do with it...It is like so obious right????? well if he did hes going to hell and i know kait is in heaven... she will never have to see him again one of these days you just wait cause you will see her again someday. ~Ally

Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 07:23:06 PM
Reply: Dung may not have been "cute," but he apparently was quite a ladies' man. He seemed to know exactly how to play women in order to win them over.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Happy Belated Birthday, Lois!
Question: May this year hold many wonderful things for you.

I feel sure that this new, updated and re-formatted website will be the catalyst for finding Kait's killer(s).

You & your family are always in my prayers.


Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 06:26:21 PM
Reply: Thanks, Kim. We've already started to receive information thanks to this new web site.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Question: Has there been any progress in the investigation and has the APD cleaned up it's act at all? It's sad that some people abuse and misuse the right of police authority. I would be scared to live in a town like Albuquerqe with no one of honor and authority to protect the people.

Have there also been any breakthroughs or arrests in the drug trafficking or insurance scam incidents? Did Rod ever contact you?

I loved your book, and wish you the best in catching Kait's killer!

Asked on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 01:43:39 PM
Reply: The answer to all your questions is "No," except for the last one. Rod did contact us.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Your birthday & thoughts
Question: Ms. Arquette-

I'm a school librarian, and one whose friend was murdered some years ago. I've been following Kait's case since I first heard about it and have kept you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

I read that your birthday is near & I also know that it's a day of mixed emotions. Just know there are many who daily pray for comfort for you & that a resolution & justice to be done for Kait.


Asked on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 08:57:27 PM
Reply: My birthday is today, Mary. Thank you for remembering.

Answered by: Kait's mom
My most deep regret...
Question: Lois Duncan and her family,

I'm a student in a middle school and was asked to do reaserch on a specific author. My first thought was..."Lois Duncan!"
But my teacher also asked my class to choose a book by that author and that was HARD. So i thought about it and chose Summer Of Fear. As i was reaserching on this site for info about her life, i came across this... a story of Kait Arquette. I almost cried. The fact that Mrs. Duncan can keep her head held high and continue writing, is miraculous. I'm wondering, what was she like? Why won't the police continue investigating?

Asked on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 07:02:58 PM
Reply: What was Kait like? She was smart and funny and creative and headstrong and stubborn and independent and always thought she could handle everything on her own. Obviously she was wrong about that.

She was also a humanitarian. Not many teenagers sign up to be organ doners. Her heart and lungs went to a young man in Santa Fe. We were told this was the first double-organ transplant in New Mexico.

When the organ recipient was coming out from under the anesthetic, he described to his mother and to a nurse a "dream" he had had of a frightened young woman being chased in her car by dark complexioned men. Scientists speculate that every cell of the body holds memory. Apparently enough of Kait's cells were transferred to the organ recipient so that he also received some of her memories.

Answered by: Kait's mom
Your Loss
Question: Lois I feel sooooo sorry! i read your book last week! i feel that dungs friends had something to do with it. Your daughter was very pretty. She shouldnt have been killed. Also the police make me sooooooo mad! how could they do that to you???? i mean tell you you would get a progress report every 2 weeks and get nothing for a year and them not lettinf the FBI help at all. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr i felt like marching right up and saying "That is so wrong!!!!" By the way have they caught the killer yet? i mean it has been like 20 years or so


Asked on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 02:53:13 PM
Reply: It's 15 years. No, they have not caught the killers.

Answered by: Kait's mom

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