Sheriff: Death of prominent Prattville resident ruled homicide, arrest made

Published: May. 25, 2016 at 2:14 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2016 at 1:33 AM CDT
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) - The death of a prominent Prattville resident on Tuesday has been ruled as a homicide and an arrest has been made in the case, according to Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger.

Sedinger said Carol Parker Nunnery's body was found on Tuesday by an Autauga County resident on the edge of a pond on County Road 3, located off Highway 14.

Nunnery's vehicle was found in another location on Highway 14 in Prattville earlier Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Sedinger said the case is now classified as a homicide, and that Willie Foster was arrested by U.S. Marshals in relation to the case.

Sedinger says he believes Foster was doing some yard work for Nunnery, but a motive for the homicide still remains unclear.

Nunnery was 72 and, at one time, operated a small nursery on Highway 31. She co-founded the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee five years ago with Skip Lobmiller, who is also serving as the family spokesman.

"We had a lot of fun times. Carol was my motivation," Lobmiller said. "From day one she started cleaning. She was a little older so she didn't get out in the water but served refreshments and baking was her specialty. She was a very strong Christian faith woman, always in good spirits, always active in the community regardless of the circumstances whether it be the Autauga County Heritage Association [and] volunteered at the museum during the week."

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