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Body found in Mayfield

Crime serious

Murder charges are expected to be laid after a body - believed to be that of missing Launceston man Billy Ray Waters - was discovered in bushland near Mayfield.

Three people from Launceston are in custody, including two 17-year-old males who have undergone police questioning.

A 33-year-old man is being questioned this afternoon. 

The body was found covered by branches and leaves about 500 metres from the Mowbray Golf Club, after a combination of reports via Crime Stoppers and work by investigative teams. 

While still yet to officially confirm the identity, police are extending condolences to the family of the 19-year-old.

Billy hadn't been seen since August 4th.

A number of details of the case are yet to be revealed by police, as the investigation is still active.