Police identify body pulled from High Point City Lake; homicide investigation underway

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A homicide investigation is underway after a body was pulled from High Point City Lake Tuesday morning, according to a news release from High Point police.

Around 9 a.m., officers came to the 600 block of Penny Road after getting a call from a fisherman saying he found a dead body in the water on High Point City Lake.

The body was identified as that of 31-year-old Sircorious Griffin.

Griffin was reported missing on Monday.

FOX8 spoke with Griffin's brother, Miricheal Belo, who is crushed by the loss of his younger brother.

"When I heard it I cried. You know that's my little brother. I didn't expect what I found out," Belo said.

Belo also said Griffin was fiercely loyal to his two sons.

"What Corey did, he just stayed in their lives, you know picked them up to movies, to the mall, to the Coliseum and Panthers game," Belo said.

High Point police said they are investigating Griffin's death as a homicide due to suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance and death.

Police are still looking for the vehicle Griffin was last seen driving. It is a green four-door 2000 Honda Passport with silver trim. The registration plate is FES-5932.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 889-4000.