Friend In Shock After Woman Was Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Tulsa

Friday, November 26th 2021, 9:31 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Friends and family are grieving after a husband and wife were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Tina and Greg Griffin were found dead in their home Tuesday in south Tulsa.

Police think financial stress contributed to the deaths.

News On 6 heard from people who knew the Tulsa couple.

One friend said Tina and Greg Griffin loved having fun together and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

People who knew the couple said they are shocked and are still trying to process the Griffins’ deaths.

A stack of notes of encouragement now mean more than ever to Sara Eaton.

They were from her former coworker, friend and mentor, Tina Griffin.

"Tina was just absolutely beautiful,” said Eaton. “She had a soul that shined bright and who loved people and who cared about them, and that's just really heartbreaking."

Eaton said she was shocked to learn police think Tina was shot and killed by her husband, Greg, who then took his own life.

Eaton told News On 6 the couple was active with the Steeler Nation Club of Tulsa and seemed to be doing well.

"Of course, we never really know what goes on behind closed doors, but the time that I was there and with them, there was nothing there,” said Eaton. “There were no problems. It's just not something that I would expect."

On Tuesday, officers found 47-year-old Greg and 53-year-old Tina dead in their condo near 91st and Yale.

Police reported they found what they think is the gun that was used, but they do not know when the murder and suicide happened.

Police said a family member had not heard from the couple in about two weeks.

"Until it happens to somebody you love, it just really hits hard,” said Eaton. “It's not something that you can really comprehend."

Eaton now uses notes from Tina as a reminder to look out for others.

"I think the holidays are really hard on a lot of people,” said Eaton. “The only thing that I can really say is just to reach out to your loved ones. We never know what somebody's going through."

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