Jodi Parrack investigation continues

Law-enforcement officials investigating the 2007 case involving the homicide of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack are pursuing a new avenue, thanks to a change in Michigan’s DNA collection law.
A 65-year-old White Pigeon man, arrested in August for allegedly assaulting and restricting with a dangerous weapon a 10-year-old neighbor, is not considered a person of interest in the Parrack homicide, said Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett.
Nonetheless, Honeysett said DNA samples from Daniel Furlong have been sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab for analysis.
Honeysett estimates it will be several weeks before police know if Furlong’s sample matches male DNA collected at the crime scene from Parrack’s body or any other pending cold cases.
A new law signed by Gov. Snyder in January now requires DNA to be collected at the time of arrest from any person accused of committing or attempting to commit a felony. Previously, DNA was collected upon conviction.

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