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UPDATE: Another arrest made in Cold Spring murder

Marion Parker (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Marion Parker (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Arrested: Mary Hartbarger (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center) Arrested: Mary Hartbarger (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center)
Arrested: Patrick Cook (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center) Arrested: Patrick Cook (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center)
Arrested: Samantha Mayse (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center) Arrested: Samantha Mayse (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center)
Victim - Shawn Davis (Courtesy Campbell County Police) Victim - Shawn Davis (Courtesy Campbell County Police)

UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 6:

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Police have arrested a fourth person they say is responsible for the murder of Shawn Davis.

Marion Lawson Parker (aka Timmy Parker), 27, was found in Arlington Heights on Thursday.

He's being held in the Hamilton County jail, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

He faces charges of murder, robbery, unlawful imprisonment and tampering with physical evidence.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb 5:

Police have arrested three people who they say were involved in the death of Shawn Davis.

Police have arrested 34-year-old Mary Hartbarger, 24-year-old Patrick Cooke, and 19-year-old Samantha Mayse. The trio faces Complicity to Robbery and Murder charges. Hartbarger is also charged with Tampering with Evidence. Cook is also charged with Tampering with Evidence and  Unlawful Imprisonment.

Officials say the help of the public led to a home on Greenup Street in Covington and to the suspects.

The three suspects are being held at the Kenton County Detention Center.

"We were able to move quick because every time went to public for assistance someone called and had credible information," said Campbell County police chief Keith Hill. "We were able to substantiate, which leads us to location of where crime occurred, to suspects, to how it was done."

Police are still investigating the incident. So far a cause of death or a motive has not been determined. An autopsy is ongoing.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb 5:

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Covington Police and the Campbell County Sheriff's Department have made arrests in the case of a man who was found burning under a Campbell County Bridge.

Police are holding a news conference at 4 p.m. in Covington. FOX19 will update this story with information from that conference.

The burning body of Shawn Allen Davis, 28, was found over the weekend under a bridge on Dodsworth Lane.


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COLD SPRING, KY (FOX19) - 

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Shawn Allen Davis, 28.

Davis' mother, Flo Davis Varie, says he was a father of three children, the oldest of whom is 7.

She says she can't understand the cruelty of someone who killed her son and set his body on fire.

Anyone with information on Davis' death should call Campbell County police at 859-547-3100.


UPDATE: Police say they are investigating a body found under a bridge in Cold Spring as a homicide.

Police have identified the victim, but aren't releasing the name until they notify the family. Police did say the victim is a white male who was reported missing recently.


PREVIOUSLY:

A burned body has been found under a bridge in Cold Spring, Kentucky.

Police say it was found Saturday morning on Dodsworth Lane after crews were called in on a report of a fire under a bridge.

Investigators say the victim does not appear to have been a homeless person looking for warmth and shelter. They say the person may be a crime victim.  

It's still unclear as it if the person was a man or woman or how they died.

An autopsy is being performed Monday to look for identifiable marks like scars or a tattoo. The body is burned beyond recognition, and investigators say the fire was started on that person's body.

"This is not something that occurs normally in Campbell County," said Keith Hill with Campbell County Police. "That's what makes this an unusual situation for us. Again, I tell people I do not believe that the community is in any danger. I believe this is an isolated incident."

This happened in a remote area, so there's been no reports of anyone who might have seen something suspicious.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.



 

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