ALBANY, Ore. — A man has been charged with murdering his estranged wife after authorities say her DNA was found on a circular saw he had borrowed.
The Statesman Journal reports that police began an investigation into the disappearance of 37-year-old Tiffany Marie Lazon after a family member reported they had not heard from her since Christmas Day.
Lazon’s family told police she would not have left Albany without valued possessions like her car, pet cat or phone.
Lazon’s estranged husband, Craig Alexander Lazon, of Albany, became a person of interest as he was the last and closest person to see Lazon before she disappeared.
Detectives said Craig Lazon, who was charged Tuesday, borrowed a battery-operated circular saw from a friend and returned the saw several days later.
The saw’s owner turned it over to Albany police detectives. The Oregon State Crime Lab inspected the saw, finding bodily tissue and blood on the saw. Police say DNA tests matched Tiffany Lazon’s.
Efforts to reach an attorney for Craig Lazon weren’t immediately successful.