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Alabama Man Accused of Murdering Roommate, Burying Dismembered Body in Makeshift Grave Under Stairway

Alabama Man Reported His Roommate Missing, Now Charged With His Murder
Source: Walker County Sheriff’s Office

Drummond was reported missing by his roommate. Now the roommate, McLemore (right), has been charged with his murder.

Oct. 21 2023, Published 9:51 a.m. ET

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An Alabama man reported his roommate missing. Now, officials say the 30-year-old man has been accused of murder after the roommate was found dismembered and buried on their shared property.

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.

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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.

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According to the arrest warrant, McLemore allegedly “dismembered the corpse of Terry Drummond, disposed of remains in a garbage can filled with concrete, and buried the victim under a set of stairs."

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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