On Oct. 7, Terry Drummond, 62, was reported missing to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office by his roommate, Kevin Chad McLemore. Drummond was last seen alive three days earlier.
On Oct. 13, Walker County Capt. Darrell Mote announced at a news conference that investigators started looking into the case and conducting interviews after McLemore filed the report.
Mote said his department received “basic information” during the initial interviews and their investigation led them to obtaining a search warrant for Drummond’s home and the surrounding area in Walker County.
The search warrant was executed on Oct. 11, officials said. When looking in the back of the Drummond's residence, detectives reportedly located a “makeshift grave covered in concrete blocks," WBRC reported.
Mote said, “Once we disassembled the blocks, conducted some more interviews, the make-shift grave was uncovered with dismembered human remains.
Officials said the remains have been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for further testing.
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Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said Drummond’s death was a “very gruesome, detailed-out murder.”
On Oct. 13, McLemore was arrested and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse, officials said.
He was being held in jail and his bond was still to be determined.
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