Tuscaloosa authorities charge man with murder in missing persons

Tuscaloosa authorities charge man with murder in missing persons case

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Antonio Williams. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department Antonio Williams. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department
Alexius Foster. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site Alexius Foster. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Police have upgraded charges from attempted murder to murder in the case of a missing man.

Thirty-year-old Antonio "Papa" Williams was reported missing July 17 and he has not been found. Tuesday, authorities upgraded charges against Alexius Foster to murder.

In late July, Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Detectives charged 35-year-old Foster with attempted murder in the disappearance of Wiliams.

Investigators would not comment if they had located Williams but did say there's new evidence in the case indicating Williams is dead.

"Right now we feel we have a very good grasp as to what went on...what lead to the incident that night. So we're hoping to keep moving forward," Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Sgt. Dale Phillips said.

Foster is in custody at the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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