MARION — An Indiana man faces charges in Wisconsin in connection to a 25-year-old homicide cold case.
Authorities say DNA technology linked Willie Coleman Jr. to the 1994 homicide case.
Coleman reportedly choked 40-year-old Lula Cunnigan, ran her over with a vehicle and possibly sexually assaulted her.
Police had a breakthrough in 2015 when DNA from Cunnigan's sexual assault kit matched Coleman. According to court documents, in years since, Coleman admitted coming across the victim and having sex in a van. But blames another man for driving over her.
"It's not everyday that any police department is able to make an arrest in a 25-year-old homicide," Interim Chief Vic Wahl, Madison Police Department, said.
Madison, Wisconsin police arrested Coleman in Marion where he will be held while awaiting prosecution.