19-year-old found beaten to death, dismembered in Centerville - WKRN News 2

19-year-old found beaten to death, dismembered in Centerville

Posted: Updated: June 29, 2011 06:12 PM CDT
Alphonso Waters' badly dismembered body was found in a ravine in Centerville early Wednesday morning. Alphonso Waters' badly dismembered body was found in a ravine in Centerville early Wednesday morning.

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. – An investigation is underway in Hickman County after authorities discovered the badly dismembered body of a missing 19-year-old early Wednesday morning not far from Centerville's town square.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Kristin Helm told Nashville's News 2 the remains of Alphonso "Bonzo" Waters were found covered in debris in a ravine in a wooded area behind a home on Columbia Avenue.

Officers were led to the area after receiving a tip from a caller around 1 a.m.

Waters' twin brother, Alonzo, told Nashville's News 2 his brother had been missing for at least three weeks but wasn't reported missing until about a week ago.

Alonzo Waters said his brother had a history of drug use and that likely led to his untimely death.

Waters said his brother was beaten to death with a hammer while sleeping on an acquaintance's couch.

He said his brother's killers then dismembered him and moved his remains to the ravine where they were found earlier on Wednesday.

I'm speechless. I don't know what to.  I think anyone who lost their twin would feel [this way]. They would probably be speechless too," Waters said.

According to Waters, police have two people, a male and a female, in custody in connection to his brother's death.

Police in the town of Centerville, about 60 miles southwest of Nashville, have said little about what might have happened and declined to comment on the persons in custody.

As of Wednesday evening, the TBI said no one had been charged with the murder.

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