Police ID victim of Covington murder

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Police have identified the victim of a murder in Covington over the weekend.

Rodney Shaffer, 51, of Covington, was found along the Covington Riverfront on Saturday evening.

Covington officers arrested Dexter Stallings, 47, just before 4:00 a.m. Sunday and charged him with murder. Stallings is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center.

Police found Shaffer's body near the old Covington landing, north of the floodwall. Police say the body was originally found by a guest staying at a riverfront hotel.

A preliminary report from the medical examiner indicates that the cause of Shaffer's death was blunt force trauma to the head.

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