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Two Buffalo teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Darren Brown.

The teen’s body was found last Friday night in a wooded area off Taunton Place near Colvin Avenue in North Buffalo.  Brown was stabbed several times and set on fire.

Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda held a news conference Tuesday night at police headquarters to announce the arrests of 16-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi of East Amherst Street and 17-year-old Demetrius Huff of Jewett Parkway.               

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Buffalo Police have identified the body of the city's latest homicide victim found in a normally quiet North Buffalo neighborhood. 16-year-old Darren Brown discovered on Friday evening in a wooded area near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place. Police sat the body had been stabbed multiple times and set on fire. Homicide detectives are trying to determine a motive for the killing. Police said the murder scene reflects that of an unsolved murder from 1998. But authorities do not believe was a random killing. Police said they believe the killer knew the victim.

Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating the case of a male body found in North Buffalo on Friday night.

The deceased was discovered by passersby in a wooded lot along an old railroad bed near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place.

Medical examiners are performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. No other details are available at this time.