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OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are making progress in a 17-year-old murder cold case.

In Jan. of 1996, 36-year-old Scott Penny was found dead in his northwest OKC home.

The murder went unsolved for years until investigators matched DNA from a cigarette butt found at the scene with that of 50-year-old Dwayne Edmondson.

Officials said they are now looking at another man whose DNA was also found at the scene.

Friends of the victim said they are relieved to see police continuing to work this after after all these years.

The victim’s friend, Ken Scott, said, “It is very good to know that no matter how long ago, the people that are responsible will still have to pay a price for it.”

Edmondson has been charged with first-degree murder.

The other man police said they think may be involved in the case denies knowing the victim and has not yet been charged.

He is currently behind bars on unrelated drug charges.