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11-01-2015, 10:56 AM

Warrants Link Missing Women and Man Charged with Murder
Updated: Sun, Nov 01 2015, 10:35 AM



Search warrants released Saturday reveal more details in the case of two missing Buncombe County women.

Warrants state 22-year-old Alexandra King and 20-year-old Tatianna Diz traveled with Pierre Griffin II to conduct a drug deal.

Documents state it was about 10:00 p.m. Tuesday when the women left their apartment at Canterbury Heights to take Griffin to Deaverview.

Friday Asheville Police said a shooting occurred in or around King's vehicle that was found abandoned Wednesday morning off Craven Street.

The search warrants indicate there was blood inside King's 1988 Volkswagen Jetta, a bullet hole in the passenger seat headrest, and windows were broken.

Police continued to search the French Broad River by boat Saturday, something they have been doing since Thursday.

According to the warrants, records from King's cellphone reveal that King and Diz were traveling with Griffin to an unknown location for a drug transaction, also the warrants state that Griffin and his girlfriend were house-sitting at another apartment in Canterbury Heights Tuesday.

Documents go on to state Griffin's girlfriend told police she was with Griffin Tuesday, that he left around the middle of the day, but that she spoke with Griffin later that evening and he told her he was at an apartment in Deaverview.

Warrants state sometime later Tuesday night after 9 p.m., Griffin came back to the apartment in Canterbury Heights where his girlfriend was staying and told her "he had done something bad and they needed to go."

Griffin's girlfriend says she noticed a white Ford Expedition running outside and she didn't go.

The next day Griffin was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Uhon Johnson.

Police say the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Items collected from King and Diz's apartment at 30-U Beri Drive in Asheville include a note taken from the door of the bedroom, a note from a table in the bedroom, a pink flash-drive, an HTC blue smartphone, a bag of sim-cards and flash-drives and a plastic drawer with a green leafy substance and packing materials.


Items taken from where Griffin was house-sitting with his girlfriend at 41 Beri Drive, Building-W in Asheville include an e-reader, a Kindle, a laptop, silver foil wrappers with burn marks and one white pill.

Family members are circulating flyers to help in the search.


Suspect identified in deadly shooting, chase, officials say
Henderson Co deputies take down suspect on I-26
UPDATED 10:37 AM EDT Oct 28, 2015


POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Asheville police have released the name of a man who they say shot a man to death, then lead authorities on a chase and pointed a gun at other drivers and police.

Police said Pierre Lamont Griffin II is charged with murder and is being treated at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Asheville police said Griffin shot Uhon Trumanna Johnson, 31, at the Pisgah View Apartments around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. (Johnson pictured below)


Johnson died later from his injuries, police said.




ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and the Asheville Police Department are conducting a joint investigation regarding missing persons, Alexandra Brooke King and Tatianna Diz, who were last seen on October 27th leaving Canterbury Place Apartments in between the hours of 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

The dark blue VW Jetta belonging to Alexandra King was recovered Wednesday morning on Craven Street at the edge of the French Broad River near the New Belgium Brewery site.

The Asheville Police Department confirms they are now investigating the connection between these missing persons and Pierre Lamont Griffin II.

Pierre Lamont Griffin II, 22, was arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly shooting and killing an Asheville man before taking deputies on a multi-county chase on Tuesday night.

Friends and family of Alexandra King, 22, and Tatianna Diz, 20, say the two were texting with a man named “Pierre” on Tuesday night before they went missing.

King is described as a white female, 5 feet 11 inches and weighs about 120 pounds. She has short brown hair, tattoo of a lightning bolt on her right arm and gauges in her ears.

Diz is a Hispanic female, 5 feet 2 inches. She has brown curly hair on one side of her head with the opposite side shave and dyed blonde.

11-02-2015, 07:07 AM

Search continues for missing women
6:59 a.m. EST November 2, 2015

ASHEVILLE - Two women missing since a fatal shooting Tuesday still had not been located Sunday after a fourth day of searches along the French Broad River.

Detectives believe that the disappearance of Alexandra King, 22, and Tatianna Diz, 20, is connected to a fatal shooting late Tuesday at Pisgah View Apartments. Piere Lamont Griffin II has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. He has been identified as a suspect in the disappearance of King and Diz, who spent time with him on the same night as the fatal shooting. Their bloodstained car was found abandoned at the river.

Family members have said Griffin and the women were friends, but authorities have not commented on their connection.