Posted by: Kerry Gans | September 21, 2011

Help Lois Duncan find her daughter’s killer

Many of us love Lois Duncan’s books. She is best known for her YA suspense novels such as I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, and her middle grade books like HOTEL FOR DOGS. Many do not know that in 1989 her 18-year-old daughter Kaitlyn was murdered—a crime that remains unsolved.

Ms. Duncan states: Kaitlyn Arquette, 18, was shot to death in her car in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1989. Although police pronounced the murder a random-driveby-shooting, Kaitlyn’s family believes she was deliberately killed because she was preparing to blow the whistle on organized crime. The case is still unsolved, but the family’s personal investigation is on-going. New information continues to surface.

September 18 would have been Kaitlyn’s 41st birthday. There’s recently been a new surge of interest in Kaitlyn’s unsolved murder, and a team of expert investigators just did two radio shows about it which are archived online.

Ms. Duncan would love to get the links out there so people will listen to them – you never know what such exposure may lead to. You have to wait patiently to get through the introductory ad, plus some chitchat among the investigators before they cut to the chase, but the content of the two shows put together is mind blowing.

The links are:

Don and Lois Duncan Arquette about Kaitlyn Arquette case

Pat Caristo, private investigator, about Kaitlyn Arquette case

Please listen, pass them on, and help get justice for Kaitlyn Arquette and her family. You can also find more information on Lois Duncan’s website.

Someone out there knows what happened. The more people who hear this case, the better chance of the right person hearing and coming forward with information.


  1. I will be sharing the links on Twitter and Facebook. I hope everything works out.


  2. […] and children’s books such as Hotel for Dogs, her passion in later years was largely taken up by the unsolved murder of her daughter Kait. Her books Who Killed My Daughter? and One To The Wolves: On the Trail of a Killer detail their […]


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