Arkansas Weatherman Brett Cummins Found in Hot Tub with Naked Dead Man

| by Michael Allen

According to police, KARK 4 News meteorologist Brett Cummins was found in a hot tub with a dead naked man, who had a dog collar wrapped around his neck.

Cummins arrived at the home of John Barbour around 11 p.m. in Maumelle, just north of Little Rock, Arkansas. Cummins brought a friend, Dexter Williams, with him.

"They then began to drink and use illegal narcotics," Officer Gregory Roussie said Barbour told him. "Mr. Barbour stated he was not sure of the drugs that they were using but that they were snorting them."

Later, Cummins and Williams went into the Jacuzzi to have a drink. Barbour later joined them, then left the two and went into the living room, where he fell asleep on the couch.

At 8 a.m., Barbour heard Cummins snoring in the hot tub. He tried to wake up Cummins before realizing Williams was dead.

"Dexter's head was lying behind Brett's left shoulder," according to the police report. "After Brett awoke they discovered that Dexter was not conscious and his face was a different color."

The meteorologist was horrified. "Brett screamed and became ill and vomited on the carpet in the living room," Barbour told police.

The weatherman then left the house, insisting he would return, however, he did not.

The police report stated that Williams was "lying on his right side in a fetal position, his face was blue and purple in color with a chain around his neck. The chain was silver in color and consistent with what (is) believed to be a dog collar."

An autopsy is underway to determine what killed Williams, but so far no charges have been filed in his death. KARK 4 News stated online Tuesday that "Brett will not be on the air as he is mourning the loss of his friend."

Victim: Photo of Dexter Williams, who was found in the fetal position inside a hot tub with Arkansas weatherman Brett Cummins