Amber Buckner Obituary, Death – Authorities are looking into “an apparent homicide” after a 40-year-old woman was discovered dead at her home in Stoughton on Tuesday morning. Amber Buckner, a Stoughton resident, was named as the victim by the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday evening. Although no arrests have been made, authorities think there is no immediate danger to the public. Buckner’s corpse was discovered after someone who knew her arrived to 743 Park St. to see her, according to Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. A homicide investigation is underway in Stoughton after police discovered a woman’s death on this property on Park Street today.
This hour, I’ll be getting an update from the DA and police. Morrissey stated that Buckner was discovered inside a “unattached structure” or “outbuilding” on the property, which could have served as a fun room. According to Morrissey, the individual who discovered Buckner’s body notified police, who subsequently scoured the property and found no further victims. At 12:01 p.m., Stoughton police tweeted that there was a strong police presence at the residence. The DA would not say how police believe Buckner died, but he did say that “it was evident to officers at the time that [Buckner] had received substantial injuries.” According to the DA, there are residents at the property, but detectives are still investigating how many, whether Buckner resided there, and whether she or anyone else was living in the unattached structure where her body was discovered.
According to Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara, the home had no major call history with police, and they believe this was a single event. “This is a horrible tragedy, and we will work closely with Massachusetts State Police and the district attorney’s office to fully investigate this incident,” she added. So far, no arrests have been made, according to Morrissey, who declined to say if police had identified a suspect. Police are seeking information from anyone who was in the neighborhood late last night or early this morning. Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police are supporting Stoughton police with their investigation.