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SYLACAUGA, Alabama July 30 2011– A Talladega County lawyer was found shot to death in his home Wednesday night, hours after his burning car was found in Tarrant, authorities said this afternoon.
Sylacauga police found Blake Lazenby, 54, dead from multiple gunshot wounds in his Stonehill Road home, said Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy.
Police began looking for Lazenby after his burning car was found by Tarrant police about 7 p.m. Wednesday, said Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno.
Reno said he did not want to release the car’s location because the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.
Tarrant police ran the tag and it turned out the car was registered to Lazenby, Reno said. Tarrant notified Sylacauga police and they began searching for him.
Lazenby is survived by a teenage daughter. He had been a member of the law practice Thornton, Carpenter, O’Brien, Lazenby, and Lawrence since 1981, said his law partner Mike O’Brien.
Lazenby specialized in civil defense law and worker’s compensation cases, O’Brien said.
“He was the nicest person you’d ever want to meet,” O’Brien said.
Efforts to reach Sylacauga police and the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office were not immediately successful this afternoon.