Wife of Ala preacher found dead in home


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama minister has been found dead in her home in suburban Birmingham in what police say is an apparent homicide.

Authorities say 52-year-old Karen Louise Shahan was found dead on a couch of her home in Homewood on Tuesday.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/1c2AFLU ) reports the woman is the wife of the Rev. Richard Shahan, a pastor at First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Authorities say the minister was out of town visiting family when his wife's body was found.

Police went to the home after co-workers at a retail store called to say Karen Shahan hadn't shown up for work.

Authorities haven't released a cause of death, but police say it's apparent someone killed her.

The house where the body was found is owned by First Baptist of Birmingham.

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