UPDATE: Huntsville Police identify woman found dead behind Valley Bend shopping center in Jones Valley

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a woman’s body was found around 1:40 AM in Jones Valley, behind the Valley Bend Shopping Center on Carl T. Jones Drive.

Information is very limited at this time, however, Huntsville officers say they are investigating the case as a homicide.

Friday evening, police identified her as 27 year old Tonya Lynn Amerson.

Tonya Lynn Amerson, Photo: Huntsville Police Department
Tonya Lynn Amerson, Photo: Huntsville Police Department

Police haven’t said much else, including the circumstances that led to the discovery of her body. We also don’t know yet if the victim died there or somewhere else.

Investigators have finished processing the scene and are actively working the case.

An account has been set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union through her family to assist with funeral costs.

WHNT News 19 will update you as soon as more information is released.