Dover missing persons case turns to homicide probe

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin

DOVER — A missing Dover woman was found shot along with her boyfriend Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Ahyanna Baker-Griffin, 20, was last seen by family on Nov. 8 as she left her South Queen Street home with her boyfriend, Dover Police said. She and Dishiem Johnson, 21, reportedly left in a dark colored Nissan Sentra with tinted windows, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

A family member went to the police station Saturday to report Ms. Baker-Griffin as missing, police said.

She didn’t attend a family function after leaving and has not reported to work, police said.

On Thursday, detectives from the Dover Police Department located the vehicle belonging to Mr. Johnson in the parking lot of 155 S. West St. in Camden.

Based on the vehicle’s location and further investigation into that location, detectives learned that Mr. Johnson was possibly residing in an apartment in that area, police said.

Detectives made entry into the apartment and discovered both Ms. Baker-Griffin and Mr. 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 Mr. Johnson may have taken his own life following the murder of Ms. Baker-Griffin, police said.

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 736-7111.

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