Body located near Mayfield believed to be missing Launceston teen Billy Ray Waters

A BODY has been found this afternoon, believed to be that of a missing Launceston teenager.

Billy Ray Waters, 19, was reported missing on Sunday and had last been seen walking near the Holbrook St area in Invermay on August 4.

In a statement released this evening, Tasmania Police said a body has been found in bushland near Mayfield as part of the missing person investigation.

Missing teen Billy Ray Waters.
media_cameraMissing teen Billy Ray Waters.

Two youths were taken into custody about 3.30pm and are assisting police with their inquiries, the statement said.

“A body of a man was located around 2.30pm this afternoon and has not yet been

formally identified, but it is believed to be Billy,” Detective Acting Inspector Craig Fox said.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Billy’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

Police said investigations were continuing.

Anyone with information should contact Northern CIB on 131 444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

Originally published as Body found during search for teen

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