Mom sent last message to children before being murdered, buried by boyfriend at house party

20 days ago

Battle Creek news, Michigan news.

A Michigan woman sent the last message to her mom, asking her to tell the children that she loved them just a few hours after her presumed murder at the hands of her boyfriend.

Amber Griffin, 27, attended a house party with 25-year-old Derek Horton on June 22 and that was the last time she was seen alive. Police said that on the same night, Griffin called 911 to seek help but dispatchers could only hear a couple struggling in the background.

Horton waited until June 24 to report his girlfriend missing. He cooperated with investigators until footage of him purchasing a shovel from a local store on June 24 emerged: “She was insulin-dependent. There has been zero contact with her mother, friends, or her children. She was a no show at work,” police said.

Griffin’s body hasn’t been located.