LANSING, Kan. (KMBC/CNN) - The bodies of two executed men featured in Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" have been exhumed.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, agents obtained and executed a search warrant to exhume the bodies of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock to collect samples for DNA testing.

Smith and Hickock were convicted and executed by the state of Kansas for the 1959 murders of the Clutter family.

The search warrant was issued to help the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida with an investigation into a similar quadruple homicide that same year.

There are claims that the pair was on the run in Florida in December of 1959.

Kansas investigators say it may take only a few weeks to see if there's a DNA match between the pair and the cases in Florida.

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