Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Molly Franquemont was reported missing in May 2013. Sunnyvale detectives believe she may be the victim of foul play.
Glen Griggs is the primary suspect in her disappearance. Police believe Griggs killed Franquemont, who began living in his home in January 2013 after she was evicted from her apartment. Her last contact with her family was on March 9, 2013. Police learned that Franquemont was fearful of Griggs and had sent text messages to a friend describing his odd behavior. Her last cellphone call was on March 12, 2013.
Sunnyvale police first contacted Griggs about Franquemont on March 20, 2013, after one of her friends became concerned about not hearing from her. Griggs told police Franquemont worked in Redwood City and was not home. He allowed officers to search the house. He told detectives that Franquemont had moved to Southern California to take a temporary job in a nursery but came to Sunnyvale once a week. Detectives set up surveillance cameras on his house, but there was no sign of Franquemont on the days Griggs said she visited.
On June 5, 2014 Griggs barricaded himself in his bedroom at his North Fair Oaks Avenue residence when police attempted to serve a search warrant. When Sunnyvale police intended to confront Griggs, he brandished a BB gun and officers killed him.
In the warrant for Griggs' arrest on suspicion of murdering Franquemont, police detailed his relationship with three other women who died after being involved with him. The women were Kelley Daniel, Beverly Donaldson and Evalene Jordan. Griggs was not named as a suspect in the cases of the other three women, who died between 2003 and 2006, and two of them were not investigated as homicides at the time.
the death of the third woman, Kelley Daniel, a homeless woman whose body was found at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer station, is suspicious. Daniel's death was ruled an "unattended death since it could not be determined how or when she received the injuries that caused her death.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety