Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested

Crystal Griffin Redd picked up in Georgia; money had gone missing from her work
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested
A mom of two is facing charges after she went missing almost two months ago.   (Shutterstock)

Fortunately, a Virginia mom missing for nearly two months was found safe on Tuesday, both her family and Blackstone police confirm to WTVR. Unfortunately, Crystal Griffin Redd was arrested by the Georgia police who discovered her, as she was wanted for embezzlement back in her hometown. Redd vanished on Nov. 20 after being spotted on a surveillance video at the Food Lion where she worked removing money from a safe, the station notes. "She's seen on video leaving with what we believe is the money and she comes back in a short time later to finish up her shift and then she leaves for good," the Blackstone police chief tells WTVR. Thousands of dollars went missing, as did Redd and her live-in boyfriend, Jim Bravis Redmond Jr. Police told her mom, Sandra Griffin, that a man had been found with Redd when she was stopped by cops.

"I think something made her snap, something scared her," Griffin tells WTVR. "I don't think she had any intentions when she went to work that day, to do this." Redd reportedly never reached out to her two kids or any other family while she was gone. Although Redmond isn't facing charges, all of his stuff in the apartment he had shared with Redd had been cleared out when the two disappeared, per Griffin, while Redd's belongings were mostly still there. And WTVR notes Redmond is also deemed a deserter by the Army, which is looking for him as well. (The body of a missing mom was found in Oregon—and it wasn't foul play.)

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