UPDATE: Missing Shoe Key in Murder Investigation; Deputies Find Scene

UPDATE (10:20 a.m. 2/2/17) – Deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office have found the location where Darlene Rawlins was killed last week.

Investigators were combing the scene Thursday morning at the intersection of Highway 34 and Highway 59 in Summerdale.

The murder suspect, Christopher Corson, is currently in Baldwin County Jail and filed paperwork this week requesting a preliminary hearing in front of a judge. Corson filed the paperwork himself and has yet to hire an attorney. No date has been set for a hearing.

News Five is on the scene and will post an update when it becomes available.

Deputies walking the property where they believe Darlene Rawlins was killed last week in Summerdale.
Deputies walking the property where they believe Darlene Rawlins was killed last week in Summerdale.

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ORIGINAL STORY – The Major Crimes Unit is asking the public for help in locating a Rebook pink and gray woman’s athletic shoe belonging to Adell Darlene Rawlins the victim of a Foley homicide investigation that occured last Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Deputies are looking for this missing tennis shoe that belonged Darlene Rawlins when she was killed.

It is believe to be in the Foley or Summerdale, on a road just off Highway 59.

If found please call the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy of Ms. Rawlins revealed her death was due to a single gunshot wound to her head with a .38 caliber revolver discovered in the vehicle.

That weapon is believed to be the murder weapon.

Christopher Paul Corson was arrested for the murder of Ms. Rawlins and is in custody at the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

Corson was the driver of the car where the body was found last Thursday night. A witness called authorities around 6 p.m. about a small white SUV driving down Highway 59 with blood coming from the rear of the vehicle.

When officers found the car in the parking lot of Hoods Discount Home Center in Foley, Corson was covered in blood and a body was in the back of the car.

Police continue to investigate.

We will continue to keep you updated as additional information becomes available.

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