Larry Bodily

The body of a missing Cherokee County, Alabama, woman was found Sunday and her son has been charged with her murder, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver.

According to a news release from Shaver:

Investigators with the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit recovered the body of Karen R. Willmon, 68, of Centre. Investigators from Cherokee County and Etowah County arrested her son, Larry W. Bodily, 48, of Centre later on Sunday evening.

Bodily was being held at Cherokee County Detention Center late Sunday on a murder charge.

“We are all very sorry for the tragic loss of Ms. Willmon and hope that the resolution of this case brings some closure for her loved ones,” Shaver said. “I am very proud of the diligent effort of investigators to solve this horrible case.”

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