Delores Raye Jones Griffin


Griffin, circa 1975

  • Missing Since 10/24/1975
  • Missing From Romeoville, Illinois
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 09/18/1941 (78)
  • Age 34 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'4 - 5'6, 120 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Red hair, hazel eyes. Griffin may have previously broken her arm. Her teeth were in good condition at the time she vanished, but stained from coffee and cigarettes. She smoked Winston cigarettes in 1975.

Details of Disappearance

Griffin disappeared from Romeoville, Illinois on October 24, 1975. Her remains were found in a lagoon at Sterling State Park in Monroe County, Illinois shortly after she disappeared, but went unidentified for over forty years. Griffin's body was identified in 2019.

She had been stabbed and beaten to death, and the prime suspect in her murder is her husband, who was abusive. He took his own life six months after Griffin's disappearance.

Investigating Agency

  • Romeoville Police Department 815-886-7219

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 14, 2019; case resolved.