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Court documents shed light on investigation into Albany murder

Tiffany Lazon's body has not been found.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 6:58 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 7:10 PM

ALBANY, Ore -- Newly released court documents are sheddng light into the investigation into Craig Lazon, who is accused of killing his wife, Tiffany, 37.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police did a welfare check at Tiffany Lazon's townhouse on Jan. 8 at the request of her daughter. There they found the back door open and all the lights on, but Tiffany was nowhere to be seen. Her mother and daughter told investigators they had not heard from her since around Christmas time, according to court records.

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In the documents, investigators said they spoke to neighbors who say they saw Craig Lazon and other men moving things out of the townhouse into a U-Haul moving truck after her disappearance.

Neighbor Rebecca Blankenship said she remembers hearing Tiffany and Craig fighting over the summer.

"He would cuss and call her names," Blankenship said. "It escalated a lot."

Two days after police first went to Tiffany's townhouse, they got a call from a friend of Craig Lazon, according to the affidavit. They said the friend let Lazon borrow a circular saw on Jan. 3 or Jan. 4. When Lazon returned it, it looked as if it had been taken apart, and the blade was missing.

Investigators said they found blood and hair on the saw that matched Tiffany's DNA, and police also found her blood in the storage area of the U-Haul.

Tiffany's body has not been found.

"I would just like them to find her, and the family can have closure, and he can be punished for his crime," Blankenship said.

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Investigators said Lazon admitted to borrowing the saw but said he returned it in the same condition he got it. He also told police that he believed his wife went to Washington State to see a friend but police said that friend told them she had not seen Tiffany in years, according to the affidavit.

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