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COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington police have made three arrests in connection to a homicide after a body was found Thursday afternoon.

Police say the body of Donnell Brown, 57, was found inside a residence in the 1300 block of Greenup Street around 2:45 p.m. Police say Brown was a resident of Covington, but did not live in the house where his body was found. It is not clear who the house belongs to at this time.

Three people have been arrested in connection to the homicide. Police arrested 27-year-old Tiffany Herrera, 21-year-old Austin Eash and a 17 year old boy.  Police say that Herrera and Eash lived in the apartment building where Brown's body was found.

The charges against the three include murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and theft. Herrera and Eash are being held at the Kenton County Jail without bond.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders says the suspects are not charged with robbery. He says the suspects took property that was on Brown's body after he was killed.

Court records indicate that Brown's throat was cut.

On Thursday, Brown's wife Sharon Brown told 9 News that police informed her that her husband's body was found in multiple pieces.

"I was told the only thing I can do is cremate him," Sharon said.  "That's not what he ever wanted. He always wanted to be buried next to his mom. The only thing I can do now is bury him on top of his mom."

However, police have not released any other information regarding Brown's death, except that the investigation is a homicide.

During the investigation Thursday afternoon, a crowd assembled outside the residence on Greenup. Two people were detained after a fight broke out. Police have not released details of the fight, but family members of the victim say that one of individuals is the victim's son.

"[My son] saw him with two pieces of my husband's jewelry," Sharon said.  "[My son] said 'you're giving me my dad's jewelry,' and he said 'no.'"

Police say the two men got into a fist fight.  Police used a Taser gun on the son and both men were taken into custody. The identity of the other man has not been released.

One of Brown's sisters, Joy Brown was at work when she heard about her brother's death.

"They said, 'it's your brother, and they cut him up,'" Joy said.  "I just ran out of my job. I got to come down here and see for myself."

Joy said Brown is the second son of seven children and leaves behind 16 grandchildren.

The incident remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this case, call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or police immediately.

Stay with 9 News, WCPO.com and KyPost.com for the latest on the suspects arrested in this case.

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