Family, Friends Shocked After Woman Found Dead in Apparent Homicide in Stoughton

The body of a 40-year-old woman was found Tuesday, and there haven't been any arrests made yet

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A search remained underway Wednesday morning for the person responsible for an apparent homicide in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

Law enforcement on Tuesday said they found a 40-year-old dead inside a shed on Park Street, and investigators were still working to answer the questions surrounding this case.



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Authorities have secured a search warrant to search not only a home on Park Street, but also the outbuilding behind it where the woman's body was found.

Victim Identified

The victim who was found has been identified as Amber Buckner.

The Norfolk district attorney and Stoughton's police chief didn't immediately provide the 40-year-old woman's name or whether they have any people they were focusing the investigation on

She had been living in Stoughton, investigators said, but they were still working to determine whether Buckner was actually living at the Park Street address.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, a couple with ties to the property called Stoughton police when they found Buckner unresponsive and with obvious traumatic injuries, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

“I think that they had expected to see this individual that was discovered, and they didn’t, so they ended up checking the outbuilding and found her there," Morrissey said.

Bucker's father, who lives out of state, told NBC10 that he still can't believe his daughter is gone and that her killer is still at large. Her friends can't believe it either.

"She was fun-loving and she was happy, generous," one friend told NBC10 Boston.

Jessica Ferris said Buckner was a survivor of domestic violence in the past, but she couldn't think of anyone who could want to harm her now.

"I heard that she was found in a shed in Stoughton and that she was stabbed in the head," Ferris said.

Death Is Believed to Be Isolated

Investigators said they believe Buckner was killed sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

“We believe at this time through the investigation that we have identified certain information in that investigation to lead us to believe it is an isolated incident," Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara said.

The death of a 40-year-old woman found in a building behind a Stoughton home is being investigated as a homicide.

They’ve asked anyone who lives in the area or who may have been walking their dog through the area and saw or heard something unusual during that timeframe to give police a call.

No one has been arrested in what authorities have called an "apparent homicide."

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