Crime & Courts

Gastonia woman’s death was a homicide, police say

Gastonia police said a woman found unresponsive in her home Thursday died as the result of a homicide.

Police on Friday identified the woman as Amoritta Starr Costner, 38, of the 1200 block of West 10th Avenue.

Police are not saying what they believe caused Costner’s death. Police said only that the case is still under investigation and that no arrests have been made.

Joe Marusak