Woman stabbed in Tucker County

PARSONS — A Tucker County woman was pronounced dead after an alleged stabbing incident at a Hambleton residence Friday.

The Hambleton woman was murdered “by means of an edged weapon at her home” at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to a press release from the Tucker County Emergency 911 office.

Although the press release does not name a suspect, on Friday, Emily Jo Heckler, 19, was taken into custody in Tucker County on a first-degree murder charge and remains incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail with no bond.

“No other citizens were involved and the circumstances of the incident are being kept confidential for the purposes of further investigation. The names of the victim and accused are not being released at this time,” the press release states.

The incident is being investigated by the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department.

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