Suspect arrested after woman killed in Oxford homicide

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OXFORD, Miss. — A suspect is in custody in connection to a homicide that left an Oxford mother of four dead over the weekend.

Late Monday evening, the Oxford Police Department released a statement saying they had made an arrest, but wouldn’t release the individual’s name.

More information is expected to be released on Tuesday.

The news comes just hours after family members identified the victim to WREG as Dominique Clayton, a 32-year-old mother.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, which confirmed the name of the victim, is looking into the case as a homicide.

The victim’s sister, Shyjuan Clayton, told us one of Clayton’s children found her. “My nephew ran outside crying and said his mother, ‘had blood on head.’ And so me and my brother ran up there to see if she was hurt or anything. Come to find out, she was on her back, dead.”

Neighbor Dewayne Pegues says he was home Sunday and heard commotion at his neighbor’s house.

“Her children found her. They went out the house crying, screaming. A man who lives down the street from us, he went over there and found her too.”

Pegues described Clayton as a loving person with a positive attitude who loved her children.

Oxford Police have not officially identified the victim and are not providing details about the case.

Police have said they found Clayton dead Sunday inside a home on Suncrest Drive.

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