MP of the week: Alicia Griffin

This week’s featured missing person is Alicia Lynette Griffin, a 37-year-old woman who disappeared from Orlando, Florida on February 1, 2014. It says foul play is not suspected in her case, but frankly I don’t see why not, as she left all her stuff behind and her phone and everything.

7 thoughts on “MP of the week: Alicia Griffin

  1. Pl January 30, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I’m completely baffled how mp’s leave keys, id’s, etc behind. I keep thinking it’s at gun point but also that decide to leave their stuff??

    • Meaghan January 30, 2019 / 1:31 am

      When I go to the mailbox I leave everything, even my glasses. I might not even wear a coat; depends on the temperature. If I stepped out to get the mail and someone grabbed me…

    • Mia January 30, 2019 / 11:45 am

      Yeah, when you plan to be right back, you don’t think about taking that stuff. She may have just grabbed a few dollars to go buy cigarettes or something to drink at a nearby convenience store.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan February 2, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    It could be a case of a supposedly rare psychological disorder called “Dissociative Fugue”. This is a form of amnesia, where the person because of severe emotional stress, such as PTSD, marital discord, depression, death in their family, flee the area. There are a number of cases worldwide. They also assume another identity. The first documented case of this in the U.S. is a guy named Ansel Bourne in the 1880’s.

    A few cases online include a Hannah Upp, a New York City schoolteacher, who disappeared and was found several weeks later theng face down in the Hudson River alive. She was rescued by the crew of the Staten Island ferry. She had no clue how she got there. She has suffered two more episodes since, and never found after the last one.

    A Vietam veteran from New Zealand disappeared a number of times and the police sent 96 man days looking for him. The triggering events were the smell of Asian food, and helicopter noise. He finally got some proper treatment, and his wife got a tracking device from the U.S.

    Another case is the case of Jody Roberts, a journalist from Tacoma, Washington. She disappeared, and was confused ad dusorientated in a shopping mall in Aurora, Colorado. She was placed in a mental facility, and released and took some college classes. She saw a video on Alaska, and moved there. She married a commercial fsherman and and had two kids. About 12 years later, the Tacoma authorities decided to look at her case as a homicide. It appeared on television, and someone said they needed to check this woman out in Alaska. They went there and confirmed her, and took pictures of her abd the family.

    The police returned to Tacoma, and showed the pictures to her parents. They asked who was the man and two kids. They identified the man as their son-in-law, and the kids as their grandkids. Jody, and her family visited her family, but did not recognize them.

    My problem is this disorder is documented in medical journals. But, they need to pass along the information to law enforcement. I want the medical professionals to develop a workable profile of s someone who may have fled because of this condition. Law enforcement then can develop a targeted search plan, that notify’s certain places, hospitals, and other facilities.

    I passed this along to a FBI agent in their Criminal Profiler in Quantico. The perfect place to reseearch it further. He tossed back in my lap, like I have the background. So, that’s my story.

    • Meaghan February 2, 2019 / 9:14 pm

      I’ve read about Hannah Upp. Both times before she “came to” after going into a body of water. I think she probably accidentally drowned herself. With her history it seems like she was taking a big risk to take a job on the Virgin Islands—both very close to the ocean and far from anyone who knew her.

  3. Jim February 3, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    All of that is quite scary. And she had history.

    So, could she be living somewhere, happy as can be? Not even realizing who she used to be?

    Leaving the children though….. Could she forget having her kids?!

    Scary I tell you!

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