Nguyet Thu
  • March 29, 2023 6:14 am
  • Lynnwood, WA, USA

Vietnamese-born Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung was created on September 18, 1971. Her parents desire to leave the communist takeover of their home country led them to immigrate to the United States around 1975. Together with Nguyet and her five siblings, they chose to make Snohomish County, Washington, their home.

Those who knew her claim that Nguyet frequently used her middle name, “Thu,” rather than her given name, even in school yearbooks.


Nguyet was last seen leaving her parent’s apartment in Lynnwood, Washington, on May 9, 1991. She had planned to go to classes at Shoreline Community College before reporting for work as usual at the Federal Building in Seattle, Washington.

She was last seen at the University of Washington library, according to a poster about missing people in her case. It should be noted, however, that this is the only source that offers this information; official police reports and other posters merely state that she was last seen that day without offering a specific location.

Nguyet vanished with no sign of him. She frequently used the bus to get home after her shifts when she worked in downtown Seattle. She was good at keeping in touch with her family, and if she knew she would be running late, she would call them. She betrayed her word on May 9, 1991.


A formal police investigation into Nguyet’s disappearance has received little public attention. All that is known about her publicly is that detectives believe she was the victim of a serial killer, though they haven’t said who they believe is responsible for her disappearance, which has since been labelled a cold case.

The main serial killer operating in Washington State at the time of Nguyet’s disappearance was Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer. Even though Ridgway was only found guilty of 49 murders, it is believed that he killed between 71 and 90 people in the 1980s and 1990s. As far as serial killers go in American history, Ridgway is the second most active.

Women who were considered weak, such as runaways who were minors, or prostitutes made up the majority of Ridgway’s victims. In King County, Washington, he would strangle them, leave their corpses in wooded areas, and then return to have sex with them. After DNA testing linked him to the murders of four women, he was captured in November 2001. He entered into a plea deal in which, in exchange for avoiding the death penalty and receiving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, he revealed the whereabouts of other still-missing women.

Nguyet didn’t fit the profile of the victims, their circumstances, or his known hunting grounds, but Ridgway was active at the time of Nguyet’s disappearance, contrary to popular belief.

In a photo showing Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung’s ageing at 50. The image was supplied by NCMEC.

One of the many serial killers active in Washington State at this time was Robert Lee Yates, a former corrections officer and US Army soldier who lived in the Spokane area. Between 1975 and 1998, he is thought to have killed at least 16 women—mostly sex workers. He was taken into custody in April 2000.

Additionally, there was Joseph Kondro, also known as the Longview Serial Killer, who was convicted of the murders of two children but is also suspected of killing several other people between 1985 and 1996. His liver disease caused him to pass away in May 2012 while he was being held at the Washington State Penitentiary since his arrest in 1997.


After that, Nguyet’s father passed away. According to a Websleuths user who claims to be close to the family, his broken heart was caused by not knowing what happened to his daughter.


Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung disappeared on May 9, 1991, in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington. She was an adolescent. She wasn’t wearing anything, in particular, that day, but a gold ring on her right hand was probably there. Her ears are also pierced.

At the time of her disappearance, she was between 110 and 115 pounds and stood at 5’2″. In addition to having a mole on the left side of her upper lip, she also has brown eyes and black hair.

Phung Thu Nguyet, Thu Nguyet Phung, Phung Nguyet Nguyet, and/or Nguyet Phung Thu are some alternate names for Nguyet.

The status of her case is currently listed as Endangered Missing. If she were still alive, she would be 50 years old.

Anyone with information on Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung’s whereabouts or what happened to her is urged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at either 425-670-5600 or 425-407-3999. By dialling 1-800-543-5678, you can also leave information with the Washington State Patrol’s Missing Persons Unit.

Contact lines

Lynnwood Police Department at either 425-670-5600 or 425-407-3999

Washington State Patrol’s Missing Persons Unit 1-800-543-5678

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