Grief counselors at Rex after co-worker's death

February 18, 2008 8:45:47 AM PST
Monday, grief counselors spending the day at Rex Hospital to help co-workers deal witht he tragic murder of Rosalind Griffin.

Detectives say Griffin's estranged husband, Willie Griffin, killed her and then himself in their Sanford home Saturday night. Investigators tell Eyewitness News Griffin shot Rosalind and then himself.

Griffin worked as a patient care assistant at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Her supervisor, Kirsten Riggs, spoke with Eyewitness News about hearing that police think Griffin is a victim of extreme domestic violence.

"It definitely was a shock," said Riggs. "She was a very private person. We never would have known anything to be different, or amiss at home."

Riggs hired Griffin. She told us the woman co-workers called Roz made a real impression from day one.

Riggs called Griffin "a wonderful employee. She's dedicated, she's well liked by all of her peers, she has an infectious smile. She's just a joy to work with. We are truly sad that this has happened."

Griffin will be remembered, said Riggs, for "her smile, her attitude. All the things you look for in a good employee, she was what you needed."

Riggs said Rex will provide counselors on Monday, for any hospital worker affected by the grim news. She says the counselors will remind "anyone who might have domestic issues at home, that it's okay to share them with your co-workers."


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