Teen Son Finds Mom Dead in Alabama Home, Suspect in Custody: Reports

Constance Woolweaver, 37, was found Wednesday with several gunshot wounds

Source: Connie Overstreet Woolweaver/Facebook
Photo: Source: Connie Overstreet Woolweaver/Facebook

Police arrested an Alabama man in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother of two who was found dead by her teen son in her home on Wednesday, reports say.

Constance Woolweaver was found dead in her Highland Lakes home at about 3:45 p.m. when her 13-year-old son arrived home from school to find his mother suffering from several gunshot wounds, including one to the head, AL.com reports.

Adam Michael Burrus, 37, a reported friend and business associate of Woolweaver’s was arrested in connection with the death on Friday and is expected to be formally charged later in the afternoon, according to AL.com. Officials allege money may have played a role in the killing.

He has not yet entered a plea and it was not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego called Woolweaver’s murder a “calculated act,” in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, with investigators describing the crime scene as “terrible,” according to AL.com.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family, with donations going to Woolweaver’s children, identified on the page as, Chandler Woolweaver and Kate Ashton.

Friends of the mother took to Facebook after news of the death broke, with one remembering Woolweaver as a “sweet” woman with a “beautiful smile.”

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“She was an incredible woman,” another Facebook user wrote. “So full of life with such a wonderful family.”

Days before she was found, Woolweaver wrote a Facebook post about, what appeared to be, her daughter’s 7th birthday.

“I’m very blessed to have her in my life,” Woolweaver wrote of the little girl in the post on Sunday. “My pregnancy was a nightmare and she came WAY early. Her entrance into this world had to be dramatic as she is! Our love for her is so great and I’m so proud of her.”

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