Kenneth “Hawk” Legrant Hawkins

Kenneth “Hawk” Legrant Hawkins (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Girlfriend's Dad Charged In Death Of Pontiac Man Who Disappeared In November

May 06, 2019 - 10:37 am

PONTIAC (WWJ) - One person is in custody, and a second is sought for questioning, in the death of a man whose body was found by an independent film crew in Pontiac

Lanard Curtaindoll (Handout)
Lanard Jerome "LA" Curtaindoll, 41, had been missing since November 25, 2018,  after leaving a nightclub, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. 

On April 24 of this year, his decomposing remains were discovered under a pile of tree branches in a field at Lake Street and Gillespie Ave.

OCSO detectives believe Curtaindoll was shot after a fight with his girlfriend's father sometime around Thanksgiving; an autopsy concluding that he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.  

Deputies have arrested the father, 49-year-old Kenneth “Hawk” Legrant Hawkins of Pontiac, for the shooting. He was arraigned Saturday and remains held without bond in the Oakland County Jail on multiple felony charges, including murder and disinterment and/or mutilation of a dead body.

Investigators are now searching for Curtaindoll's girlfriend, whom authorities believe fled the area after her father's arrest. 

Anyone with information about this case can call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587).