Man charged in wife’s killing after DNA found on saw

January 22, 2020 GMT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An man was 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 Dec. 25, 2019.

Lazon’s family told police she would not have left Albany, Oregon, 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 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.

Craig Lazon had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf in court Wednesday and is being held without bail, KOIN reported.