LEWISTON — A DNA match has led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Lewiston man in the 1982 strangulation death of his girlfriend in Kennewick, Wash., authorities say.
Jack L. Welch was briefly booked into the Nez Perce County jail on Tuesday on a first-degree murder warrant. Welch is charged with first-degree murder in Benton County in Washington state.
Police said Welch was taken to jail in an ambulance by Lewiston Fire Department medics to appear before Magistrate Jay P. Gaskill. Welch was then released on his own recognizance after authorities said he wasn’t a flight risk.