DNA evidence leads to charges in connection with Fayetteville murder, sexual assaults

William Everette Razor (Courtesy: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Fayetteville police have charged a man behind bars in the Texas in connection with violent crimes they say he committed against women in Fayetteville from 2005 to 2009.

The suspect has been identified as 46-year-old William Razor III.

In 2012, Razor was arrested in Texas for violent assaults against women. He was convicted and is currently serving a sentencing of 18 years.

While Razor was charged and arrested in Texas, his DNA was collected and analyzed for his crimes in Texas. Then, Razor's DNA became part of a national database.

Detectives in Fayetteville were notified of a match in the murder and sexual assaults that had occurred in Fayetteville between 2005 and 2009.

Razor is now charged locally with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, and common law robbery. Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation or who may been a victim in the assaults is asked to contact Detective P. Orellano with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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