A sex offender, reported missing a week prior, was found dismembered and buried in a shallow grave in Walker County, Alabama. The individual who reported him missing, his roommate, is now the prime suspect in the brutal murder.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office revealed on Thursday that human remains were discovered in a makeshift grave near the border of Walker County and Cullman County. One person has been arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation. Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith and Captain Darrell Mote shared information about the case in a press conference on Friday morning.
The missing individual, 62-year-old Terry Linden Drummond, was reported missing on October 7th by his roommate, 30-year-old Kevin Chad McLemore. McLemore stated that he last saw Drummond alive before he left for work on October 4th.
After the missing person report was filed, investigators secured a search warrant for Drummond’s property. On October 11th, during the execution of the search warrant, a makeshift grave hidden under concrete blocks was found. The grave contained dismembered human remains.
Following the discovery, an arrest warrant was issued for McLemore, who was subsequently taken into custody on suspicion of murdering Drummond. The human remains are now with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for further examination.
Terry Linden Drummond, also known as Rockman Drummond, was a registered sex offender. The Alabama sex offender registry shows that he was convicted in June 2015 of second-degree sodomy, enticing a child for immoral purposes, and traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act.
The motive behind Drummond’s murder and the exact cause of death are still under investigation.