ROSHARON, Texas (KTRK) -- The death of a 28-year-old woman found shot in Rosharon is now being investigated as a homicide, according to authorities.
Investigators identified the woman as Keniqua Dachelle King. Brazoria County deputies said her body was found Tuesday afternoon near FM 521 and FM 1462, and she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities confirmed there's a person of interest that they are looking into but did not release any additional information. King also leaves behind a young daughter, according to deputies.
"We do have a person of interest at this point. We're not going to release it due to the investigation," Sgt. Clint Lobpries, of the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, said. "It's somebody that's connected to her. It's not somebody that's just out there killing people."
King's family told ABC13 she was a giving woman with a big heart. The victim's mother, Vickie Gill, says she's devastated with the loss of her youngest daughter.
Gill said that law enforcement told her King was shot nine times in the head before being found in a field on Tuesday evening less than a mile from her house.
Investigators with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office would not confirm those details until they have the final report from the medical examiner's office.
Gill says she last saw her daughter on Sunday. King told her mom she was going to see a car in Angleton but was never seen again. She says she filed a missing persons report, and on Tuesday, she found out her daughter was killed.
"It appeared that she had been there for some time," Sgt. Lobpries said, stopping short of confirming the length of time.
The sergeant also told ABC13 that King's boyfriend died on Monday in a double deadly crash a half mile from where her lifeless body was found.
They're investigating to see if the two scenes a day apart are linked.
If you have any information on the victim or anyone who would want to cause her harm, Sgt. Lobpries asks you to contact the sheriff's office.