REMAINS IDENTIFIED: Body Found In 1993, PBSO Seeks Murder Details

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Wayne Griffith Just Identified By Researchers

Do you have details about the death of Wayne Griffith? Call CrimeStoppers or PBSO.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: PBSO Advisory) — PBSO Cold Case Detectives are Investigating the Homicide death of Wayne Calvin Griffith.  

On October 25, 1993, survey workers discovered skeletal remains in the area of Southern Blvd and State Road 7, unincorporated Palm Beach County. The unidentified skeletal remains were taken to the PBC Medical Examiner’s Office and determined to be human and the manner of death to be homicide. 

On May 11, 2020, PBSO Cold Case Detectives were notified by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification that the remains belonged to Wayne Calvin Griffith based upon a DNA match between the unidentified DNA sample and family members reference samples in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).  


Detectives learned that Wayne Griffith was reported missing by his family is Ashtabula, Ohio on October 1, 1993. 


Anyone who may have known Wayne Calvin Griffith or has any information on his homicide is urged to contact Detective John Cogburn at 561-688-4063, email, cogburnj@pbso.org or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


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