SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE DEC 20: The father of Woolweaver’s daughter has made a statement about the several fundraisers and events that have been started reportedly to benefit her children. He tells us while he is very grateful to those who wish to donate funds for his daughter’s education, he has not at this time been contacted by any of the organizers of the events. He says any fundraising events should be vetted first by his attorney:
UPDATE: According to the sheriff’s office, Adam Michael Burrus is now in custody in connection to Constance Leigh Woolweaver’s death.
ORIGINAL: The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a 37-year-old woman was found dead inside her Highland Lakes home Wednesday afternoon.
According to investigators, deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to the home, located in the 100 block of Sheffield Way in the Highland Lakes subdivision in northern Shelby County after a death was reported.
The victim has been identified as Constance “Connie” Leigh Woolweaver of Birmingham. On her Facebook page, she is known as Connie Overstreet Woolweaver. Investigators believe her death was not a random act, and was a homicide.
Sheriff Samaniego says they do not believe there is any related threat to other Shelby County residents.
“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,” he said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide an educational fund for Connie’s children, and says she is a graduate of Homewood High School. Her former classmates are in mourning, and came together to try and help in any way that could.
“Everybody wanted to get together to do something to help her family. Connie was just a joy to be around,” her friend Renee Courtland said. “Really one of the most beautiful people inside and out..radiates positivity. We’re just really sad for the loss of her, and wanted to do something to help her children.”
To access the page, click here. Her friends tell us the money raised will go in a trust toward the children’s’ education.
We will update you as soon as investigators release more details. If you have any information on this case, call the Sheriff’s Office at 205-669-4181. To send a tip in anonymously, click here.