UPDATE: Homicide victim’s family speaks out

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Dillon Stewart (left) Anthony Asay (right)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say two men are in custody in connection to Lexington’s 29th homicide of 2019.

The Lexington Police Department says officers received information Tuesday about a man who had been killed two days earlier, on Sunday, December 29, at an apartment on Augusta Court.

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Police say they didn’t know about the murder at first because the man’s body was taken to Washington County.

After searching the apartment on Augusta Court, officers say they found evidence that someone had suffered significant traumatic injuries.

Police say the Springfield Police Department in Washington County helped them locate the body of 57-year-old Donald Foster, of Lexington.

According to police, 18-year-old Anthony “Tony” Asay, who lived in the Augusta Court apartment with Foster, was named a suspect. They say Asay and Foster had been in an argument before Foster was killed.

They say Asay and 19-year-old Dillon Stewart, then disposed of Foster’s body along with other evidence.

“These people are evil. What kind of person could be this evil,” said Jenny Phillips, Foster’s Sister.

Don Foster’s sister, Jenny Phillips says he served in the army for about six years.

Phillips says he was kind and often texted her, his siblings, and mother saying he loved them and was proud to be their brother and son.

“He just loved to talk to people and make people laugh. He was a kind soul,” said Phillips.

Asay and Stewart were both arrested Wednesday by Nicholasville Police.

Asay is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence and Stewart is charged with tampering with physical evidence.