Alabama businessman, Adam Michael Burns, is accused of killing Constance Woolweaver (37), a mother of two found dead in a wealthy suburb of Highland Lakes. Her 13-year-old son discovered his mother’s body upon returning home from school this past Wednesday.
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Burns owned a couple of companies including a fishing lure entity called Bass Attacker. Woolweaver was an employee there and believed to be a friend of Burns.
Few details have been released by Shelby County Sheriff Captain Jeff Hartley about the brutal murder. Woolweaver was reportedly shot multiple times with a 9 mm handgun, including at least one gunshot wound to the head.
Woolweaver is also the mother of a seven-year-old girl and had just celebrated both of her children’s birthdays in the last week. The children are staying with relatives. The son’s father died last year, according to AL.com.
“I do not believe there is a related threat to any of the residents in Highland Lakes or other local communities related to Ms. Woolweaver’s death,” Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego said.
According to Al.com, “A motive hasn’t been firmly established, but the two were longtime friends and business partners, and a dispute over money may have been a factor leading to the killing. Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego said he couldn’t confirm that Woolweaver loaned Burrus a large sum of money, but said investigators are aware of that theory.”
“Her intentional death was the result of a calculated act, and our investigators are making progress identifying her killer. This was a senseless act, and I am very saddened for her family and friends,” the sheriff said. Wollweaver’s ex-husband, the father of her son, died last year She was a graduate of Homewood High School in 1997.