Charges laid after the murder of Billy Ray Waters

Written by on August 18, 2019

Police this afternoon have charged two 17 year old youths from Northern Tasmania with murder, relating to the death of Launceston man Billy Ray Waters.

They will both appear in an after-hours closed court sitting in Launceston this evening.
A 33 year old man remains in police custody and is assisting police with their enquiries.

“Police would like to thank the members of the public who came forward to Crime
Stoppers with information which, coupled with some excellent police work, has led to
these three arrests,” said Detective Acting Inspector Craig Fox.

Billy Ray Waters (Supplied by Tasmania Police)

“A body located at Mayfield on Friday has not yet been formally identified but it is
believed to be Billy.”

Billy was last seen alive on Sunday 4 August and his disappearance was reported to
police on Sunday 11 August.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Billy’s family and loved ones at this difficult

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