Corpse Found in Tub with TV Weatherman

KARK weatherman Brett Cummins was asleep in a bathtub with a dead man wearing a dog collar lying next to him.

Now, here’s a story you don’t see every day:

KDFW Fox4 Dallas-Fort Worth (“Corpse Found in Tub with TV Weatherman“):

Police are trying to figure out what happened to an Arkansas man who was discovered dead in a bathtub with a sleeping television meteorologist.

Homeowner Christopher Barbour, who says he is a friend of 33-year-old KARK weatherman Brett Cummins, told police that he woke up Monday morning and found his friend asleep in his bathtub with a dead man wearing a dog collar lying next to him.

Barbour told investigators Cummins had brought a friend that Barbour knew only as “Dexter” over the night before and the three were drinking and snorting drugs.

That never ends well.

Via Joshua Foust, who tweets, “I’m almost certain this man doesn’t have a career anymore.” This prompted Aaron Ellis to respond, “Maybe one day people will be more understanding of drug fuelled gay sex games that end in death. It gets better.”

I’m naturally reminded of Edwin Edwards’ famous quip, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.” Moving it to a bath tub and adding a dog collar changes the equation a bit, I’d think.

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  1. Stephen Green says:

    No, the equation doesn’t change. It just becomes a bit easier to solve.

  2. mantis says:

    I blame global warming. 😉

  3. Dave Schuler says:

    That settles it. No more baths.

  4. Franklin says:

    Again, if this is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  5. Jay Tea says:

    Greg Gutfeld is gonna have a freaking FIELD DAY with this one.


  6. tyndon clusters says:

    This reminds me of the old Groucho line: “I just shot an elephant in my pajamas, how he got there, I’ll never know.’

    “I just drowned a gay man with a dog collar, how it got on him , I’ll never know.

  7. michael reynolds says:

    Like none of you have ever woken up in a bathtub next to a corpse.


  8. Jay Tea says:

    @michael reynolds: You promised to never tell!


  9. Richard Gardner says:

    Damn, I hate it when that happens.

    OTOH, a dog collar at a local Dollar Store had the warning, “For Adult Use Only,” hmm. Maybe this is more mainstream than I suppose.

  10. Rob Prather says:

    For some reason, this story has me thinking of the headline “Headless body found in topless bar”.

  11. This is not news. If the body had been found in the bathtub with the sports announcer, that would be news!

  12. samwide says:

    Sadly, it reminded me of an on-air book review of a book titled “The Corpse on the Dike”. Unfortunately, the reviewer suffered a reversal in the title and stumbled and sputtered from that point to the, mercifully soon, end.