A Spartanburg family is begging for answers as the searching for a missing man enters a second week
Family searches for missing man, girlfriend arrested in connection with disappearanceA Spartanburg family is begging for answers as the search for a missing man enters a second week.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says Devantae Griffin was reported missing on March 30.
Investigators say Jessica Strachan, Griffin's on-and-off-again girlfriend, is now charged with obstruction of justice in connection with his disappearance.
Deputies say Griffin was last seen shortly after midnight on March 29, leaving Winsmith Avenue with Strachan.
“When he didn’t pick up the phone for me Tuesday morning, I knew something was wrong. When his brother called me and was like, ‘Have you talked to NuNu?’ I said, ‘No, but I’m about to call him real quick,’ and that’ when it went to voicemail," Griffin's cousin, Consana Ferguson, said. "So I called him back and I was like, ‘So who’s he with?’ And he was like, ‘Jessica picked him up.’”
Investigators say they spoke with Strachan on March 31, the day after Griffin was officially reported missing.
“Just to know that he was last seen getting in the car with her, that made us realize something was definitely wrong,” Beverly Griffin said.
The sheriff's office says it learned Strachan gave them misleading information, and she became a person of interest in Griffin's disappearance.
On March 31, investigators say they asked Strachan to come back in for a second interview, but she left for Florida without notifying them. They say they obtained a search warrant and searched her home that same day.
On April 1, the sheriff's office says it obtained an arrest warrant for Strachan for obstruction of justice. She was reportedly arrested in Miami, Florida.
“We just want her to start talking so we can bring him home,” Beverly Griffin said.
Griffin's family says the two have a history of what they call volatile incidents involving Strachan.
“It’s just been a rollercoaster of emotions," Griffin's aunt, Beverly Griffin, said. "Toxic relationship.”
Beverly Griffin says they've heard Strachan threaten Devantae before, and they say they often fear for his safety.
“He loved the wrong girl,” Ferguson said.
MEDIA - DEVANTAE GRIFFIN: Missing from Spartanburg, SC since 29 March 2022 - Age 28