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41-Year Old Cold Case Arrest

April 29, 2017
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A Texas man wanted for a 1976 murder in South Texas was taken into custody in Western Wayne County (April 27). U.S. Marshals, the Wayne County SWAT team and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department deputies executed a search off Strengthford-Cooley Road and arrested 61-year-old David Lee Edds. Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said Edds' truck was located and the team assembled before daylight. Ashley said Edds appeared to be a sleep inside a small tent and did have a knife in the tent, but was taking into custody without incident. A murder warrant was issued last week for Edds regarding the nearly 41-year-old cold case in Houston. Investigators said a review of DNA evidence in the murder case led to the warrant issued last week for Edds.