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Suspect in Stoughton homicide arrested in New York City


Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a woman whose mangled body was found inside an outbuilding of a Stoughton home Tuesday.

On Tuesday, people who “had expected to see” Amber Buckner, 40, in the outbuilding instead came across her body and called police, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said at a press conference later that day.

Police responded to 743 Park St. in Stoughton at around 10:50 a.m. and found the body, which Morrissey had said, “was pretty simple for the police to figure” it was a homicide, based upon the severity of the injuries found on the body.

On Saturday afternoon, police in New York City had the suspect, Victor Carter, 39, in hand at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Carter had at some point been in a relationship with the victim, according to the Norfolk DA’s office.

Carter has recently lived at addresses in Stoughton and Brockton, according to the DA statement, and will appear first in New York to begin a rendition process back to Massachusetts to face charges.

“Stoughton Police and the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Detective Unit have been working non-stop to collect evidence and intelligence in this case,” Morrissey said in a Saturday statement.

He added concerns over domestic violence and urged, “If you do not feel safe in your relationship, or you know someone who is not safe in their relationship,” to call the Massachusetts domestic violence services hotline, SafeLink, at (877) 785-2020.

“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 through its resolve,” said Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara at the Tuesday press conference, adding that her department extends “condolences and heartfelt sorrow” to the friends and family of the victim.

STOUGHTON, MA - Police Chief Donna McNamara listens as Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey talks with the media regarding a body found at 743 Park Street. (Staff Photo By Chris Christo/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara listens as Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey talks with the media Tuesday regarding a body found earlier that day at 743 Park St. (Chris Christo/Boston Herald)



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