WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (TCD) — A 30-year-old man is accused of killing, dismembering, and burying his missing roommate in what investigators are calling a “gruesome” crime.
Terry Drummond, 62, was reported missing to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 7 after he was allegedly last seen three days prior at approximately 6:30 a.m.
In a Friday, Oct. 13, news conference, Walker County Capt. Darrell Mote said investigators began looking into the case and securing interviews after Drummond’s roommate, Kevin Chad McLemore, filed the report.
Officials obtained search warrants for Drummond’s home and the surrounding area after getting “basic information” from the interviews and their own investigation.
On Oct. 11, detectives went to Drummond’s home on Harvey Drummond Road and executed the search warrant. When they looked in the back, they reportedly discovered a “makeshift grave covered in concrete blocks.”
Investigators took the blocks apart and found dismembered remains in the shallow grave.
Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said Drummond’s death was a “very gruesome, detailed-out murder.”
McLemore was arrested Thursday, Oct. 13.
WBRC-TV reports McLemore faces murder and abuse of a corpse charges.
According to the search warrant cited by WBRC, Drummond’s remains were located in a “garbage can filled with concrete, and buried the victim under a set of stairs.”
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