PONTIAC, MI – A man who had been missing since November of 2018 was found dead in a vacant field in Pontiac late Wednesday morning.
Lanard “LA” Curtaindoll, 41-years-old, was last seen alive around midnight November 23rd, 2018, in the 100 block of Edison Street in Pontiac.
On April 24th, 2019, at about 11:25AM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Lake St. and Gillespie Ave. on the report of a deceased subject who had been located in a vacant field.
Upon arrival, Deputies contacted a large group of people who were in the area filming an independent movie. One of the subjects had noticed a foul odor coming from the area and found the decomposing remains of a human body under a large pile of tree branches. The branches appeared to have been purposely placed over the victim in an attempt to hide the body.
Detectives and an Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to begin their investigation. The OCSO Forensic Science Laboratory responded to assist Detectives with the investigation.
The victim has been identified as Lanard “LA” Curtaindoll based on tattoos on the body.
There was a single gunshot wound to the chest. This has been ruled a homicide by the Oakland County Medical Examiner. The homicide is believed to have occurred shortly after he disappeared in November of 2018.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $2,500 reward and you will remain anonymous.