Malaika Tamu Griffin was considered
a studious loner when she attended Jackson State University in Mississippi.
She was also quiet and aloof.
Classmates invited her to
numerous parties, she declined because she preferred museums and books.
Griffin would graduate magna cum laude from Jackson State University with a
BS in chemistry.
Former employees revealed,
Griffin had an excellent work history and always arrived early for work.
Griffin was also an avid outdoorswoman
and survivalist, she could survive in the harshest outdoor climates and she
carries a backpack wherever she goes. She also buys top of the line camping
gear and firearms.
Griffin has traveled extensively
abroad in European countries. She is also proficient with guns and has
studied books on explosives and terrorist techniques, including: “The
Anarchist’s Cookbook,” “Home Workshop Silencers” and
“The Poor Man’s James Bond.”
In 1999, Griffin moved to
Colorado. She became enraged when a white couple moved next door.
She had an intense hatred for whites. After several 'racially motivated'
altercations with her neighbors, Griffin shot Jason Horsely in the back
at point-blank range with a laser-sighted 9mm pistol. He died
from a heart wound. Griffin went on the run.
Police searched Griffin’s
house and found a 9mm assault rifle, a cache of ammunition and diffused hand
grenades along with books on terrorist tactics and bomb making. Griffin's
diary detailed a coming race war.
While on the run, Griffin
carjacked a driver at gunpoint. She drove to Iowa and boarded a bus to
Chicago. She hasn’t been seen since, disappeared in thin air, without
a trace. No sightings of Griffin have ever been reported.
Police questioned Griffin's
friends and family, they were quoted as saying, she never expressed her racial
hatred with them. She kept it well hidden and never discussed it with
Griffin has been described
as having two distinct personalities, one personality displayed brilliance and
the other personality would go into an unprovoked rage in regard to white people
and no one had any idea that she collected terrorist literature and weapons.
Griffin was charged with first-degree
murder in the death of Jason Horsely and her bond was set at $1 million dollars.
With the exception of “America’s
Most Wanted,” there was a media blackout regarding this story. This
story never received national exposure.
It’s always been speculated
but never proven: Griffin is being harbored by a terrorist cell because of her
bomb making skills.
Tamu Griffin resurfaced, she was taken into custody in El Cajon (outside of
San Diego) on June 5th, 2005 where she was working at a bio-tech firm and working
part time at a fast food restaurant and thrift store. She waived her right
to extradition and will be transported back to Colorado to face trial for the
murder of Jason Horsely.
Griffin was fingerprinted before she took the bio-tech job, why didn't her fingerprints
raise a red flag since she was a fugitive on the run and her fingerprints are
in the system?
Also, Why would Griffin use a 'variation' of her real name, calling herself 'Lake Griffin?' Her alias was too closely associated to her real name.
been described as brilliant but she chose 'not' to wear a disguise, although
she was a fugitive on the run. She was so easily recognizable, after she
was profiled on "America's Most Wanted" last week, several co-workers
and several neighbors called in. She looked exactly like the photo on
want to get caught? Was she tired of living her life as a fugitive on
the run? Is this why she didn't wear a disguise or use a more creative
have yet to be answered.
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