Kathryn Bene' Griffin

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Above Images: Griffin, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 7, 2012 from Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 9, 1968
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, black eyes. Some agencies spell Griffin's name "Katheryn." She goes by her middle name, Bene'. Griffin's ears are pierced. She has a large scar on her abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid jacket, a black smock and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Griffin was last seen in Portsmouth, Virginia on January 7, 2012. She visited her former boyfriend at his barbershop, Perry's Cutz in the 3500 block of Victory Boulevard; she liked to style hair and often helped him there. Griffin's boyfriend stated she borrowed his brown bicycle and rode away on it shortly before 12:00 p.m. She has never been heard from again.

    Griffin's life prior to her disappearance was troubled; her infant son had died in the early 1990s, and she later was incarcerated for a drug charge and probation violations. Her mother was taking care of her other two children at the time of her disappearance; she said they kept in close touch and talked almost every day. Her case remains unsolved and the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Portsmouth Police Department


    Source Information
    Virginia State Police
    The Virginian-Pilot
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 3, 2016; casefile added.

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