Thursday, September 8, 2011

Brett Cummins a TV weatherman awakens in hot tub next to naked dead man with 'dog collar' around his neck after drug and alcohol-fueled party

It may be part of his job to predict when a storm is on its way, but he never saw this one coming.

Police in Arkansas said Tuesday that they are investigating the death of a man found in an unfilled hot tub with a sleeping TV weatherman.

Maumelle police officers were called to the home of Christopher Barbour Monday morning where they found the body in the hot tub.

Mr Barbour, told cops that the dead man and meteorologist Brett Cummins of Little Rock station KARK, were guests at his home Sunday night for Labor Day weekend party.

Police were told that the trio was drinking and snorting drugs.

Mr Barbour said that he awoke the next morning to Cummins' loud snoring, and found the weatherman in his hot tub with the nude body of Dexter Williams lying next to him.

Williams' face was discoloured and he had with a chain around his neck - described by police as a 'dog collar.'

There were also traces of blood in the hot tub, police said.

Upon awakening, Mr Cummins became ill and vomited on the carpet. He later left the home, but returned to give his statement to police, which was not released.

Maumelle police Lt Jim Hansard said investigators haven't ruled out foul play in Williams' death. Read More