VSP Investigating Deaths in Halifax County

Published 10:43 am Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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The Virginia State Police are investigating the death of two individuals found lying on the ground in the median of Route 58 in Halifax County Saturday, Feb. 8.

According to a release from VSP, at 2:51 a.m. VSP was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash.

A silver 2009 Nissan Maxima was found in the median of Route 58 near Melon Road in the Turbeville community of Halifax County.

Two deceased individuals were found lying on the ground in the median near the Nissan.

According to VSP, further investigation revealed the deaths were not the result of the Nissan running off the road into the median and getting stuck.

“This particular stretch of Route 58, named Philpott Road, is fairly isolated and not heavily traveled in the overnight hours,” the release said.

The two individuals have been identified as Ntombo Joel Bianda, 21, of Alexandria, Va., and Ayanna Munne Maertens Griffin, 19, of Germantown, Md. Their remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

State police are looking for anyone who may recall having seen the silver Nissan Maxima with Virginia license plates anywhere between South Boston, Va. and Danville, Va. between the hours of 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 and 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-7128 or #77 on a cell phone or to email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.