Jaylen M. Griffin

Jaylen, circa 2020

  • Missing Since 08/04/2020
  • Missing From Buffalo, New York
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 04/22/2008 (14)
  • Age 12 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3, 145 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black or gray and black striped t-shirt, sweatpants and white Nike sneakers.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Jaylen was last seen at his home on Warren Avenue in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood in Buffalo, New York at 11:00 a.m. on August 4, 2020. He had just come home from taking his new puppy for a walk when he told his mother he was going out again. He didn't say where he was going.

Jaylen would often spend time at nearby stores, offering to carry people's bags for money, and his mother thought he might be going there. He never returned has never been heard from again. At the time of his disappearance, Jaylen was in sixth grade. There were possible sightings of him in the local area in the months after he went missing, and authorities think he could still be in Buffalo.

His family thought he might return after his eighteen-year-old brother, Jawaan Griffin, was shot and killed in November 2020, but Jaylen never showed up for his brother's funeral service and may not be aware he's dead. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Buffalo Police Department 716-853-2222

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 8, 2021; casefile added.