2 missing NC women found dead in river

ASHEVILLE, NC — Asheville Police say that two missing North Carolina women were found dead in the French Broad River on Thursday and Friday.


The 2nd body found in French Broad River Friday morning was identified as Tatiana Diz, who disappeared along with Alexandra King about 10 days ago.

Diz was discovered in the same area as Alexandra King who was found Thursday.

The women had been missing since the night of Oct. 27, when they left their home to give a man a ride to apartments nearby.

A shooting happened in or around a VW Jetta owned by Alexandra King Tuesday, October 27th sometime during that evening, Asheville Police say.

Divers and crews using sonar equipment concentrated efforts on a section of river near where a car used by the women was found abandoned with blood inside and a bullet hole in a headrest.

Police say the man who was given a ride by the women is charged with fatally shooting a man that same night — and is also a suspect in the women’s disappearance.

Asheville Police say a multi-agency team recovered King’s body from the French Broad River at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Police say they were notified of a Facebook post claiming to have seen Alexandra King.

Detectives immediately began to investigate the claim and made contact with the individual responsible for the posting.

Deputies from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office transported Pierre Lamont Griffin II from the Spartanburg County Detention Center to the Buncombe County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon.

Griffin is currently facing charges of one count of first degree murder for the shooting of Uhon Johnson on the evening of Tuesday, October 27th.

Pierre Lamont Griffin II is still identified as a suspect in the case of Diz and King.

— Info from WSPA-TV. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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