'I know I will see you again': Mother of murdered Miranda Springs heartbreaking message
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: The body of a woman who went missing nearly a month ago has been found in a wooded area of Charlotte, the victim's mother said. Authorities located the body of Miranda Springs, 30, last week. On the same day, 26-year-old Saafiq Jahquiel Hall was identified and arrested on charges of murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping, as per a news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
"Shortly after 7:00 a.m., on October 12, 2021, officers in the North Division responded 4200 block of Statesville Avenue in reference to an attempt to locate call for service. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a wooded area in the 1800 block of J. Julian Lane, which is in the Freedom Division. After responding to that location, officers located the body of a female who was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Miranda Springs, DOB: 01/28/1991. Her family has been notified of her death. This investigation is now being classified as a homicide," the release says. "From information and evidence obtained, officers identified Saafiq Jahquiel Hall, DOB: 09/03/1995, as a suspect in this case. October 12, 2021, Hall was transported to the LEC for an interview with Homicide Unit detectives. Following the interview, he was arrested and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Hall has been charged with Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and First Degree Kidnapping."
Miranda Springs' mother, Robin Linker, took to Facebook to express her sorrow after her daughter's body was found. "My heart crys out for you every hour, every minute, every second...... I feel like I'm going to die. EVIL WALKS AMONGST US. MY LORD tells me "Vengeance is mine said the Lord" and In him I have to believe but my heart here will never be the same.... I know I will see you again. I love you so much. Always my baby, Your Momma #MirandaSprings #helpbringmirandahome #JusticeforMirandaSprings," Linker wrote.
According to Linker, Springs was last seen at 2 am on Saturday, September 18, as she pulled over in the parking lot of a bar. On October 4, Springs' mother approached the Rowan County Sheriff's Office to report her daughter missing. "If anyone has seen Miranda Springs or has any information on her please let us know. Her car was wrecked 25th at 4:55 am with a guy driving it. Last time she was seen was Saturday 18th 2 AM pulled over at Tonys bar parking lot off Moores Chapel," Linker had written in a previous Facebook post.
On September 25, Hall was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and misdemeanor stalking, although it was not certain whether those charged had any connection with Springs and her disappearance. He is now being held in the Mecklenburg County jail on a $60,000 bond.