Update (7:00 p.m. - 8/13/2021):
People familiar with the situation have identified the victim as Judy Baxter of Amory.
The city of Amory's Facebook page posted this message, detailing a vigil to be held in her honor on the night of April 15, 2021, at Frisco Park:
"There will be a citizen led candlelight vigil in honor of Mrs. Judy Baxter and her many years of service and dedication to the community of Amory in Frisco Park on Sunday (08/15/3031) at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to help celebrate the memory of this beautiful soul, gather near the Frisco Park stage on Sunday. This is an outdoor event, but remember to be vigilant of the COVID-19 variant and keep social distancing in mind."
AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Amory Police Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the State Crime Lab are investigating a homicide.
In a statement on social media, someone with the Amory Police Department said these agencies "processed a scene on the north end of the city involving a homicide."
The scene is on 12th Avenue North along Burketts Creek. Police blocked the roadway.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Edit: Previously reported information given by the assistant police chief has been removed