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DNA Leads to Warrant in 1976 Fatal Stabbing of Houston Man

Investigators say a review of DNA evidence in the 1976 fatal stabbing of a Houston man has led to a warrant issued for a convicted killer in a later case.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday announced the search for David Lee Edds on a murder charge.

Rene Anthony Guillotte was last seen leaving a bar on May 11, 1976. His body was found on a road.

A sheriff's statement says cold case investigators in 2014 began reviewing the death and linked DNA evidence to Edds, who lived near the crime scene. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says Edds' DNA was in a law enforcement database.

Edds was convicted in 1981 of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He also has convictions for burglary, robbery, drugs, weapons and parole violation.

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