Dover Police Upgrade Missing Persons Case to Homicide Investigation 11-15-2018
ORIGINAL RELEASE (UPDATE BELOW):
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Location: S. Queen Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is seeking information in a missing persons investigation. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin (20), was reported missing by family members on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM by family members. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was last seen leaving her S. Queen Street residence with her boyfriend, Dishiem Johnson (21) in a dark-colored Nissan Sentra with tinted windows on the morning of Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin has since missed a family function and has not appeared at her place of employment since. No family has heard from Ahyanna Baker-Griffin since Thursday morning.
On Thursday, November 15th, detectives from the Dover Police Department located the vehicle belonging to Dishiem Johnson in the parking lot of 155 S. West Street in Camden, Delaware. Based on the vehicle’s location and further investigation into that location, detectives learned that Johnson was possibly residing in an apartment in that area.
Detectives made entry into the apartment and discovered both Ahyanna Baker-Griffin and Dishiem Johnson deceased inside the apartment as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. Based on preliminary evidence, the case appears to be the result of a murder-suicide where Dishiem Johnson may have taken his own life following the murder of Ahyanna Baker-Griffin. The final determination on manner of death will be made by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science Office of the Medical Examiner.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information that may assist detectives is encouraged to call 302-736-7111.