Griffor case unsolved, but Charleston County sheriff determined
No one has been arrested in the death of 5-year-old Allison Griffor.
That fact eats at her family as they hold onto hope that those responsible will turn themselves in or be caught and held accountable for her killing.
“My family and I hope and pray that these criminals ... these lost souls, can find time to listen to God and repent,” Allison’s parents, William and Jennifer Griffor, said in a statement released today.
Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said investigators still are working hard on the case and are determined to find Allison’s killer. They still think some of the people responsible already are in jail, and they are hopeful an informant will emerge from that group to help them crack the case, he said.
“It’s one that we are definitely working,” Cannon said at a news conference. “We feel reasonably comfortable with where we are in the investigation.”
Someone kicked in the Griffors’ front door on Pierpont Avenue in West Ashley about 1 a.m. on Oct. 25, 2011. As Allison’s father walked toward the noise, the intruder fired a shotgun into the house.
Several buckshot pellets traveled through the door, through a wall and into Allison’s head as she slept in her bed in a room she shared with her two brothers, 7-year-old Aiden and 2-year-old Lucas. She died two days later at Medical University Hospital after brain scans did not show any activity.
Cannon maintains the idea that those involved in the shooting mistakenly thought there were drugs at the home.
“This was a mistaken identity in terms of the location,” he said.
Cannon declined to identify suspects in the investigation, say how many people were involved or provide details about the crimes those already in jail are facing.
Read more later at postandcourier.com and in tomorrow’s newspaper.