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Trametria Griffin

Age 18

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis teen left trail of photos

With her bold magenta hair, she poses in the mirror and snaps a confident selfie. In another photo, she grins, wearing sunglasses, a white striped shirt and light blue shorts.


In 2013, The New York Times covered education reform measures at her old middle school, Westside Achievement Middle School, and she was photographed laughing with friends in the classroom.

Her last Facebook post was on Sept. 30, 2018: “I loved you, when I didn’t even love myself.” That same day, Trametria Griffin, 18, was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, after being shot by an unknown assailant.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies