Arrest warrant issued for son of woman found dead in home
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 10:06 PM
An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of his mother, who was found dead in her home earlier that day, police said.
Tulsa County prosecutors approved a police affidavit seeking the warrant for the arrest of Henry David “Hank” Laird, Sgt. Dave Walker said in a news release Tuesday night.
Relatives found Linda Laird, 56, dead inside her house in the 7400 block of South Urbana Avenue and called the police about 9:45 a.m., Officer Leland Ashley said.
Laird’s parents had not been able to reach her for several days and went to the house Tuesday morning to check on her, Walker said.
They found her dead and saw her son, Hank Laird, leaving the house with another person, Walker said.
Hank Laird, 17, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has blue eyes and reddish-pink hair. He was wearing a white shirt and green pajama pants, police said.
Police had said before the arrest warrant was issued that they considered the death suspicious due to unspecified “unusual circumstances.” They did not elaborate Tuesday night.
The state Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, police said.
It is Tulsa’s ninth homicide of the year.
Anyone with information about Hank Laird’s whereabouts or Linda Laird’s death is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. Tips may also be submitted online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers.
People with information may also call the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.