Suspect arrested in Attalla nurse death

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of a hospital nurse from Attalla.

Investigators told FOX6 News of the arrest Tuesday afternoon, but would not identify the suspect until charges were filed.

Monday evening, Gadsden Police found the body of Carla Smith, 44, in the trunk of her blue Jaguar, which was parked in a lot on Brooke Avenue in Gadsden. The Etowah County coroner said the car had been spotted earlier on Monday and then emergency personnel came back to the scene after Smith failed to show up for work.

Smith was the nursing supervisor of the Riverview Regional Medical Center emergency room. According to the coroner, Smith was strangled to death.

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