- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish grand jury has returned a second-degree murder indictment against a 60-year-old Iberville Parish man who police say confessed in January to the 32-year-old unsolved murder of a Jefferson woman in 1984.

Local media outlets report a routine review of cold cases by Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies turned up a genetic match linking Donnie London to the death of Elma Kolman, who was 73 when her body was found in a vacant lot near her home on April 7, 1984.

Police say investigators tracked London to a nursing home in Plaquemine, where he lay bedridden, and obtained a confession from him.

An autopsy found Kolman was strangled and suffered traumatic injuries while being sexually assaulted.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for London.


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