Mother, grandmother of woman fatally shot, leaving daughter to die in hot car, speaks out

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The search continues for the man Orange County deputies believe shot 20-year-old Massania Malcom to death and left her 1-year-old daughter, Jordania, to die in a hot car.

It happened last week inside a car that was parked off Lake Ellenor Drive.

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The suspect, 21 year-old Doujon Griffiths, is also suspected of shooting the baby’s father.

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Malcom’s mother, Latoya Reid, said she moved from Jamaica to the U.S. five years ago with her daughter, whom she affectionately calls Carla, hoping for a better life for her family.

She said her granddaughter Jordania, whom the family called Karlie, was her “heart, mind and soul.”

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Reid said Griffiths, was a childhood friend of Malcom’s boyfriend.

She said she’s hoping that the man suspected of destroying her family will be brought to justice soon.

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

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