Tulsa woman found dead; son, 17, sought by police
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
1/23/13 at 9:09 AM
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 a 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 in 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 last seen wearing a white shirt and green pajama pants, according to police.
Police had said before the arrest warrant was issued that they considered the death suspicious because of unspecified "unusual circumstances." They did not elaborate Tuesday night.
The state Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death, police said.
The death is Tulsa's ninth homicide of the year.
Anyone with information regarding 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.
Original Print Headline: Dead woman's son sought by police
Henry David "Hank" Laird: He was last seen leaving his mother's home with another person, police said. The woman, Linda Laird, was found dead in the home