Man wanted for murder of woman found dead in Va. Beach apartment

Zorobabel Matthan Griggs (Photos: Virginia Beach police)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man is wanted for murder in connection to the death of a woman found in a vacant Virginia Beach apartment Monday.

Zorobabel Matthan Griggs (Photos: Virginia Beach police)

Police say the woman was found dead in an apartment at the Summer Haven complex off Baker Road around 10:00 Monday morning. Police identified her Wednesday as 36-year-old Keisa Overby Staton, of Chesapeake.

Investigators are now searching for 42-year-old Zorobabel Matthan Griggs. He is wanted on charges of murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Police described Griggs as being about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He has a gray goatee and mustache, a shaved head and has a tattoo of “Kayos” on both his chest and arm. He also has a scar on his cheek.

A representative with the Lawson Companies, which manages the apartment where the woman was found, told 10 On Your Side the apartment is vacant. In a statement, Susan Glancy with the Lawson Companies writes:

This morning, a deceased female was found in an apartment.  We do not have any additional details at this point and are awaiting the police investigation of the matter.  We are fully cooperating with the investigation and our hearts go out to the family of the deceased. “

Neighbors say the building is new, and residents have only been moving in for the past few weeks.

Police were in the same neighborhood around 10 a.m. Sunday for a call for a reported gunshot victim. A police spokeswoman tells 10 On Your Side the caller did not have first hand information. Officers conducted a search, but could not find a victim. They categorized the call as “suspicious.”

Detectives are now working to determine if that call and Monday’s discovery are related.

Griggs is considered to be dangerous as he is known to be violent, police say. If you see him or know of his whereabouts, call 911.