40-year-old victim identified in Stoughton homicide

Authorities have no reason to believe there is a danger to public safety, officials said.

Authorities are investigating “an apparent homicide” after a 40-year-old woman was found dead at a residence in Stoughton Tuesday morning.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office identified the victim as Stoughton resident Amber Buckner Tuesday evening.

No arrests have been made, but police do not believe there is currently any danger to the public.

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said Buckner’s body was found when someone who knew her came to 743 Park St. to see her.

Morrissey said Buckner was found inside an “unattached structure” or “outbuilding” on the property that may have been used as a recreation room.


The person who discovered Buckner’s body called police, who then swept the property and didn’t find any other victims, Morrissey said. Stoughton police tweeted at 12:01 p.m. that there was a large police presence at the residence.

The DA would not specify how police believe Buckner was killed, but said “it was obvious to officers at the time that [Buckner] had suffered significant injuries.”

The DA said there are residents at the home, but that investigators are still determining how many, whether Buckner lived at the home, and whether she or anyone else was living in the unattached structure where her body was found.

Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara said the home did not have a significant call history with police, and that they believe this was an isolated incident.

“This is a tragic event, and we will take great care with Mass. State Police and the district attorney’s office to investigate this incident to its resolve,” she said.

So far there have been no arrests, Morrissey said, but declined to say if police had identified a suspect. Police are looking for information from anyone who may have been in the area last night or early this morning.

Massachusetts State Police detectives are assisting Stoughton police with the investigation.


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