Updated Press Release: Homicide, Marathon Township


Tamara Leonard age 59 (Otter Lake)
Arraigned on Friday 08-05-2016-criminal charge of open murder
Remanded to the Lapeer County Jail with no bond


Theron Leonard age 24 (Otter Lake)
Biological son of Tamara Leonard
Died on Friday 08-05-2016 at 12:37 PM

Only the two of them resided in the home on Briggs Road
and Tamara Leonard was the care giver of Theron Leonard who suffered
from cerebral palsy.

No further details are being released at this time due to an active on-going investigation by Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemOn Friday 08-05-2016 at 9:48 AM, Lapeer County 911 received a call from a female individual who lived on Briggs Road in Otter Lake. The caller stated that they stabbed another person within the residence and themselves.

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and confirmed that two people were stabbed. The parties are related (immediate family members). There were no suggestions that the stabbing was the result of an altercation (either physical or verbal). A 57-year-old female from Otter Lake and a 24-year-old male from Otter Lake were transported to McLaren- Lapeer.

The male underwent emergency medical treatment at McLaren- Lapeer for life threatening injuries. The 24-year-old male was pronounced deceased at 12:37 PM.

The 57-year-old female was treated at McLaren- Lapeer for non-life threatening injuries. Deputies lodged the female in the Lapeer County Jail around 3:30 PM.

The Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant criminally charging the 57-year-old female with open murder. The individual was arraigned in the 71-A District Court of Lapeer around 4 PM and has been remanded to the Lapeer County Jail with no bond.

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lapeer Post. This remains an active investigation by Lapeer County Sheriff’s Investigators. Names are being withheld at this time to allow family time for notification and not compromise the ongoing investigation. Further details may be released at a later time.

Friday 08-05-2016 at 9:48 AM.

Briggs Road in Otter Lake Lapeer County’s Marathon Township

Incident Number 160017906