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Search Under Way for Missing Vance County Woman

Posted October 19, 1999

— A young, Vance County mother is missing, and police are worried. Angie Marie Griffin, 24, dropped her baby off with a babysitter Friday afternoon, promising to be back in an hour and a half. No one has seen or heard from her since.

Griffin lives with her parents in the Vance County town of Kittrell. They reported her missing Saturday morning after she had not returned home.

"He needs his mama," says an emotional Dianne Griffin of her 11-month-old grandson Logan. "... if they are holding her, bring her home, just send her home, and no questions asked. Just let her come home."

Dianne Griffin says on Friday her daughter said she would be back home in a few hours, and even made plans for that evening.

"Someone's got her or they've done something with her, but she would not do this," says Dianne Griffin.

Angie's boyfriend, and Logan's father, Troy Stainback, says he, Angie and Logan were looking forward to a future together.

"We know Angie and we know she would never do this. We know that. We know. We've known that from day one," he says.

On Saturday, Griffin's car was found at the Middleburg Variety convenience store, located about seven miles north of Henderson. The Honda Accord was locked. A search of the vehicle did not turn up any clues.

Vance County detectives are taking the case very seriously.

"We don't have reason to believe harm has come to her, but she's been gone a long time and we are very concerned," says Sheriff Thomas Breedlove.

Breedlove is asking for help in the investigation.

"We have gone beyond our borders and asked other agencies to check different locations that she may have gone to, people that she knew in those locations. But it has been fruitless so far," he says.

Griffin's brother, Henry, was murdered four years ago in Granville County. His body was left in Kerr Lake. His killer is still behind bars.

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