NM NM - Kaitlyn Arquette, 18, Albuquerque, 16 July 1989

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Who Killed Kait Arquette? Does the Albuquerque teen's 1989 slaying remain unsolved due to police cover-up?

    Kaitlyn Arquette, 18, daughter of acclaimed mystery writer Lois Duncan, was murdered in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 16, 1989. Albuquerque police dubbed the shooting a "random drive-by" and refused to investigate any other possibility. The case has never been solved.

    Kait.senior.pic.jpg


    This for me is one of those Unsolved Mysteries classic unsolved murders that has haunted me over so many years. I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be a thread on this case, so I thought I'd throw it on here to create discussion and awareness. There's talk of police corruption, Asian gangs, witness intimidation, and drug smuggling. This segment originally aired on the January 27, 1993 episode of Unsolved Mysteries. I wasn't able to find the actual segment on Unsolved Mysteries, but I do have a YouTube link of a local news report on the Kait Arquette murder..

    [video=youtube;bUWL9JZMqqI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUWL9JZMqqI[/video]

    The family of Arquette has a website dedicated to her murder. If this interests you, I would highly recommend visiting the website. Lots of pictures and detailed information.

    http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/index.htm
     
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  3. Fluttershy

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    Who Killed Kait Arquette?

    http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/

    She was gunned down while driving home from a friend's house. The police declared it a random act of violence, a "random drive-by shooting".

    Kait's family believe that she was killed because she was preparing to blow the whistle on a local organized crime ring.

    What can we sleuth up?

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  4. colette

    colette Well-Known Member

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    With all the problems with Albuquerque PD it's hard to believe much that they have said. They could have killed her for all I know. They may have been shooting people and getting away with it for years. They recently killed a woman. I have been thinking back to Kait's murder and wondered after all the news about Alb. PD. It really makes you think.


    http://www.abqjournal.com/387519/news/police-shoot-woman-in-foot-chase.html

    http://krqe.com/2014/05/09/cop-who-fatally-shot-woman-has-history-of-use-of-force/
     
  5. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2645754/Who-killed-Lois-Duncans-daughter-How-author-I-Know-What-You-Did-Last-Summer-spent-25-years-trying-unravel-twisted-tale-police-cover-ups-organized-crime-life-tragically-imitated-art.html

     
  6. colette

    colette Well-Known Member

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    Also from Okiegranny's link:


    Duncan now feels that the police were inept and willfully incompetent in the case and missed a key detail discovered by private investigator, Pat Caristro years later.


    On the night of Kaitlyn's murder, the first detective to respond to the scene found a man called Paul Apodaca standing by the car, who claimed to be just walking by.


    According to Caristo, 'standard procedure would have required police to run Apodaca's name,' which they did not.


    If they had they would have discovered that Apodaca had been charged with 'committing multiple violent attacks against women, including robbery and beating a young girl with a baseball bat.'


    His car matched the make and model, although not the color, of what eye-witnesses said was a car which dashed away from the scene.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...fe-tragically-imitated-art.html#ixzz33UeyKOna
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  7. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    There is a lot of misinformation in the Daily Mail article. Please don't believe everything you read in the article.
     
  8. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    I don't mean to sound cryptic, it's just that I have researched this case for years. One glaring omission in the article is the name Matt Griffen. He's the infamous "Ninja Bandit" that was also a police officer. He killed at least two people that I know about, and there are probably a lot more. Trust me, he's as dirty as they come.
     
  9. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3507143.shtml#.U8hzMygqWAA

     
  10. thefragile7393

    thefragile7393 Chronically sleep deprived

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  11. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts...nse-novels-defined-the-genre/article30532086/

     
  12. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    Thank you for posting. She is among one of my very favorite authors. I own every book she's written. As soon as I saw this I went to my bookshelf, and pulled out my most treasured book, Down a Dark Hall signed by Lois many many moons ago. I'm off to re-read it for the millionth time. RIP.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
     
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    I just discovered this case and i got really intrigued by it. I've read about a note the boyfriend said she left and that it said something like hon, i will be back later (or something like that). But she told her mom she wouldnt return back to him. So it would be weird if she left a note like that after a fight.
     

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