PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A St. Joseph County man confesses to the murder of 11-year old Jodi Parrack in 2007.
But what's next for Daniel Furlong who now faces life in prison?
Michigan State police tell Newschannel 3 over the last eight years they spent 25,000 hours investigating the murder of Jodi Parrack.
And now Furlong will undergo a series of polygraph tests in hopes more crimes will be solved.
Since 2007, Michigan State Police detectives were committed to solving 11 year-old Jodi Parrack's murder.
Lt. Chuck Christensen tells us it was an emotional roller coaster, and at one point they were given a false confession by another person.
"Something will look pretty good, that you are going to get somewhere, then you investigate, follow up on it, and then the bottom drops right out."
But eight years later, they got their guy.
Today we asked state police how Daniel Furlong reacted when he knew his DNA matched what was discovered on the body of Jodi Parrack.
"After several minutes of that sinking into his head, he started to shake uncontrollably, from head to toe. He said it was cold, but it wasn't cold that day, we were outside. It was from the adrenaline flowing and he knew he was caught," said Lt. Christensen.
This week, Furlong finally confessed how he murdered Jodi Parrack after being questioned for three and a half hours.
"Did he tell you why he killed her?" asked Newschannel 3, to St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough.
"He had a sexual urge," said McDonough.
Next week, Furlong will undergo a series of polygraph tests as part of a plea agreement.
St. Joseph County Prosecutor, John McDonough says he will be asked about Brittney Beers, another girl who disappeared in the late 90's.
"If we can help out any other families we are going to do it," said McDonough.
State police tell us they're hoping Furlong will admit to potential attempted kidnappings or unsolved CSC cases, and that it's possible he could be a serial killer.
State police tell us Furlong's DNA has also been entered into a national database to see if he is connected to any crimes outside of Michigan.