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Furlong pleads guilty to murder in 2007 Jodi Parrack case

Posted at 4:31 PM, Nov 19, 2015

CENTREVILLE, Mich. —Daniel Furlong pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in the 2007 death of Jodi Parrack, according to St. Joseph County Circuit Court Officials.

According to court officials, other charges against Furlong were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea, including felony murder, unlawful imprisonment and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Charges of unlawful imprisonment and assault with a dangerous weapon from a separate case were also dropped, according to court officials.

Parrack was 11 years old when she was found dead Nov. 8, 2007 in Constantine cemetery.  She was last seen walking home from a  friend’s house.

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Jodi Parrack

Furlong was arrested in late August for allegedly restricting and assaulting a 10-year-old neighbor with a dangerous weapon.

After DNA testing from that crime, Furlong’s DNA matched DNA recovered in the Parrack case.

Furlong was checked out by the FBI in 2007 after the Parrack murder, but was never identified as a person-of-interest or a suspect.  Shortly after, he moved to White Pigeon.

Furlong is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 11, 2016 at 2 p.m.