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Suspect Shot Dead By Sunnyvale Officers May Have Murdered Four Different Girlfriends

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SUNNYVALE (KPIX 5) — A murder suspect shot and killed by police in Sunnyvale last month is may be responsible for the murders of four women he once dated.

Investigators with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety are linking 53-year-old Glen Griggs to the unsolved deaths of the four women.

The body of one of the women has still not been located and two other cases were not originally investigated as homicides.

Police were serving an arrest warrant on the Sunnyvale handyman in June when he came outside waving a BB gun and was shot and killed by officers.

Griggs was the suspect in the murder of his girlfriend Molly Franquemont who had not been seen or heard from for more than a year. At the time the warrant was being served, police already knew about the link to three other women.

“Any reasonable person is going to look at four connected missing persons or deaths as suspicious, and we do the same,” said Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety Capt. Jeff Hunter.

In 2006, Kelly Daniel was found dead in a Sunnyvale garbage transfer station. She had also dated Griggs but the coroner was unable to determine when or where she died.

A year earlier, Griggs called police to report his then-girlfriend, Beverly Donaldson, was dead in bed. The coroner ruled her death to be from ethanol intoxication.

And in 2003, Griggs called authorities in Tuolumne County to report the death of his girlfriend at the time.

For now, police are focused on finding the Franquemont’s body. “We want to find Molly, we want closure for her family and we are looking at any opportunity that someone might have information that can come forward and help us.”

Before his attempted arrest, detectives set up video surveillance on Griggs. The video showed his Franquemont was not regularly visiting Griggs as he had told police in several interviews.

 

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