By Alyssa Schnugg
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the Oxford woman found dead Sunday afternoon by a family member.
Dominique “Lucy” Lashelle Clayton, 32, was pronounced dead after Oxford Police officers discovered her body inside her Brittany Woods Subdivision home at about 2 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call about an unresponsive person.
OPD said Sunday that the death is being treated as a homicide and the investigation is being handled by MBI.
In a statement Monday afternoon, MBI said that all investigative findings will be shared with the District’s Attorney’s Office “throughout the process for consideration and review” and will be refraining from further comment to “protect the integrity of the investigation.”
Clayton’s body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Jackson for an autopsy, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy.
No arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon.
A mother of four children, Clayton will be remembered for her “fierce love” for her children and generous nature, according to longtime friend Talisha Sanders.
“She did everything and anything to take care of her kids, no matter what the situation may be,” Sanders said of Clayton. The two had been friends since the fifth grade.
“She would give anything to someone in need. If you were hungry, she’d feed you. She’d give the shirt off her back. I just can’t understand how someone could do that to her.”