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Independence murder victim identified

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Eric Schreiber (compliments of Facebook) Eric Schreiber (compliments of Facebook)
Matthew "Matty" Smith, 25 (Source: Kenton Co. Detention Facility) Matthew "Matty" Smith, 25 (Source: Kenton Co. Detention Facility)
INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) -

Officials have identified the victim of a fatal independence stabbing as 39 year-old Eric Schreiber. 

The stabbing was reported January 1 around 7:00 a.m. on England Drive, formerly known as Stephens Road. Police found Schreiber, from Villa Hills, dead in the backyard of the home.

According to investigators, a group of people were gathered at the home on New Year's Eve when a confrontation broke out around 5:30 p.m. Specific events that led to the stabbing remain under investigation.

Matthew "Matty" Smith, 25, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the man's death.

Smith was booked into the Kenton County Detention Facility on one count of murder.

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