ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– July 27th marked nine years since the shooting deaths of Brandy Parker and her unborn son Brody. Brody was due to be born just days after the shooting.
On the morning of July 27, 2005, Brandy was returning home from work. Police believe that when she got to a stop sign at the intersection of Buchanan Road and Solitude Road, someone was waiting for her. That person fired a shotgun into Brandy’s truck killing her instantly.
The killer left no physical evidence and it’s left investigators with few answers.
“It’s not unusual for cases to be solved years or even decades after the crime has been committed,” said Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall. “But there is nothing about law enforcement’s commitment to the case that has changed.”
Over the past nine years investigators have interviewed people of interest but have never been able to close out the case. Police believe there are people who weren’t involved with the killing that know what happened but have never come forward.
“Anybody that would have information, even if it’s a random statement by somebody that otherwise seems odd or is connected to her death, absolutely encourage anybody to either call our office or the Albertville Police Department,” Marshall said.
Whether there is an arrest in this case, the death of Brandy and Brody has had an impact not only locally, but across the state. After learning that the killer could only be charged with Brandy’s death and not her unborn son, Brandy’s parents pushed “Brody’s Bill” through the legislature. Governor Bob Riley signed it into law.
“As a result of that, it’s now a capital offense for a pregnant mother to be killed. We in Marshall County actually prosecuted the first case under that law.”
If you have any information into the death of Brandy and Brody Parker, you are asked to call the Albertville Police Department at 256-878-1212