Father, daughter charged after murder victim found in field

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Kenneth Legrant Hawkins

Pontiac — A 49-year-old Pontiac man and his 33-year-old daughter have been charged in the murder of a 41-year-old man, the daughter's boyfriend at the time, who'd been missing for months before his body was found in a field in April by a film crew, court records confirm.

Kenneth Hawkins was denied bond at his arraignment Saturday, and will remain at Oakland County Jail.

He has been charged with open murder, the disinterment and/or mutilation of dead bodies, felony firearm, firearms possession by a felon and second-offense firearms possession by a felon.

Lakeisha Hawkins faces charges of disinterment or mutilation of dead bodies and accessory after the fact to a felony. At her arraignment Tuesday, at Pontiac's 50th District Court, she was given a $200,000 cash bond with a GPS tether if she makes bond.

Lakeisha Hawkins

She's due for a probable cause conference on May 14.

On April 24, the body of Lanard Curtaindoll was discovered in a field on Lake and Gillespie, police said. That's between Orchard Lake Road and Crystal Lake.

Curtaindoll had been reported missing exactly six months earlier, on Nov. 25, 2018; in court records, the "offense date" for the homicide is Nov. 23.

His body was discovered by a film crew in the area, after a "foul odor" was detected during filming. His body had been covered by "a large pile of tree branches," police said.

Curtaindoll died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police allege the man who shot him is his girlfriend's father. The shooting took place in a club the daughter owns, on Edison and Chamberlin.