A fight led to the death of two Claremore residents last week


Monday, November 15th 2004, 10:49 am
By: News On 6


New details in the case of two bodies found last Friday in a Claremore home. News on 6 anchor Terry Hood has the latest on the investigation.

Claremore Police think Friday's double homicide is the result of a fight between two long-time roommates. They told us that 50-year-old Ella Boyles was strangled to death. They also found some superficial stab wounds on her body, but they don't have much to do with how she died.

The police say all the evidence points to Leland Alford. Alford was 82-years old and was also found dead in his Claremore home on Friday. The police are waiting on a toxicology report before they'll say for sure how he died, but they mentioned they're looking into the fact that Alford had a bad heart.

Claremore Police say they're not following any other leads and that neighbors have no reason to worry that there's a murderer on the loose. Claremore Police Chief Mickey Perry: "We're confident at this point that there is no one else involved. There's not someone else running around. All the evidence points to him. The family doesn't think anyone else could be responsible at this point, and for all the evidence we don't have any reason to believe anyone else was involved.”

If the police are correct in assuming Alford is responsible for Boyle’s death, it wouldn't be the first time the police have been called in after a fight between the two.