Teen arrested following suspicious death of woman in Tulsa

Tulsa police arrested a 19-year-old man who reportedly told witnesses he saw the beating death of a 56-year-old woman on Monday.

BY STAFF REPORTS - Tulsa World Modified: January 23, 2013 at 10:09 am •  Published: January 23, 2013
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Tulsa police arrested a 19-year-old man who reportedly told witnesses he saw the beating death of a 56-year-old woman on Monday.

Detectives arrested Josiah Israel Sklar on a complaint of first-degree murder at 2 a.m. Wednesday after he was questioned in connection with the death of Linda Laird, 56, according to Sklar’s arrest report.

Laird was found at the base of a staircase in her home in the 7400 block of South Urbana Avenue on Tuesday morning.

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