Amber Buckner Death, Obituary – After the body of a woman in her forties was discovered at a home in Stoughton on Tuesday morning, the authorities are looking into what they are calling “an obvious homicide.” Amber Buckner, a resident of Stoughton, was revealed to be the victim Tuesday evening by the office of the District Attorney in Norfolk. Although there have been no arrests made, the police do not believe there is any threat to the general public at this time. Michael Morrissey, the district attorney for Norfolk County, stated that Buckner’s body was discovered at 743 Park Street by a person who knew her and had gone there to see her. According to Morrissey, Buckner was discovered inside a “unattached structure” or “outbuilding” on the property.
This building may have served as an entertainment room for the family. According to Morrissey, the individual who found Buckner’s body phoned the police, and after searching the property, the authorities did not find any further victims. At 12:01 in the afternoon, the Stoughton Police Department announced via Twitter that there was a significant police presence at the property.
The district attorney would not elaborate on how the police think Buckner was killed, but he did say that “it was evident to officers at the time that [Buckner] had received substantial injuries.” The district attorney has stated that there are people living in the residence, but that detectives are still working to determine how many people live there, whether Buckner lived there, and whether she or anybody else was living in the detached facility where her death was discovered.
Chief Donna McNamara of the Stoughton Police Department stated that the residence in question did not have a substantial call history with the police, leading them to conclude that this was an isolated event. She stated that “this is a horrible situation,” and that “we will take great care” in conducting an investigation into the matter alongside the Massachusetts State Police and the office of the district attorney until the matter is resolved. Morrissey stated that there had been no arrests to date, but he declined to comment on whether or not the police had identified a suspect. Anyone who may have been in the area during the previous evening or early this morning is being questioned by the police in an effort to get more information. Investigators from the Massachusetts State Police are supporting those from the Stoughton Police Department with the investigation.