Walker County Man Charged with Murder After Roommate Found Dismembered in Shallow Grave
A Walker County man has been charged with murder after his roommate's body was found dismembered and buried in a shallow grave in their yard, police said Friday.
In a press conference, Sheriff Nick Smith and Captain Darrell Mote said the case began when they received a missing persons report on October 7th.
The report was filed by 30-year-old Kevin Chad McLemore, who said his 62-year-old roommate Terry Drummond was missing from their residence on Harvey-Drummond Road in the Bremen area.
A major investigation kicked off, and Mote said following up on leads and conducting interviews led to their investigative division obtaining a search warrant for the property McLemore and Drummond shared.
Thanks to work from cadaver dogs, investigators identified what they suspected was a shallow grave covered with cinderblocks.
"A makeshift grave was basically uncovered with dismembered human remains," Mote said. "Investigators worked throughout the night and the evening collecting evidence and processing the scene - the remains have been sent to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for further testing and identification."
The younger roommate, Kevin Chad McLemore, has been charged with murder and is being jailed with a bond to be determined later.
Mote and Smith said the public was in no danger and thanked all the law enforcement officers and others who made a quick investigation and arrest possible. Watch their full remarks in the embedded video below.
"I've been in law enforcement almost 20 years, I've never seen anything quite like it," Sheriff Smith said. "It was a very gruesome, detailed out murder and thanks to these guys and their swift action we were able to make the arrest and hopefully bring closure to this case."
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