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– Authorities were looking for a Cary man on Friday in connection with the death of a Wake Forest woman.

Heather Guild’s body was found Thursday night at a home on Gilcrest Farm Road in Wake Forest, hours after her mother reported her missing, authorities said. No cause of death has been disclosed.

Following an investigation, a warrant has been issued for Bradley Morris Hines, 45, charging him with first degree murder in Guild’s death.

Cary police and Franklin County deputies surrounded Hines’ home on Holland Bend Drive on Friday morning, but authorities later said he was not in custody.

Hines has been arrested twice for assaulting a woman, once on July 8, 2016 and another time on October 6, 2019.

The house where Guild’s body was found is near the My Guy Auto Service Center at 998 S. Cross St. in Youngsville. People who knew both Hines and Guild said he owned the store and learned to work on the cars there.

Authorities described Hines as armed and dangerous.

Ryan Christopher Curtis, 39, of Franklinton, has been charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing the investigation into Guild’s death. He was being held in the Franklin County Jail on $25,000 bond.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-496-7867.