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Arrest made in 1989 Murder Case

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday March 16, 2006

Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested 37-year-old Daniel Harman of Lafayette, on charges of 1st Degree Murder and Failure to register as a Sex Offender.

The cold case investigator with the Lafayette Sheriff's Office was reviewing a case in which 19 year-old Christine Woods was murdered in her apartment on July 25, 1989. On that date the Sheriff's Office responded to a fire at 110 Marigny Circle; after the fire was extinguished a search of the apartments reveled the body of Christine Woods. An autopsy indicated that the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The investigator took DNA evidence, which was preserved from this 1989 case, and forwarded it to the Acadiana Crime Lab, and a match with Daniel Harman returned from the national database. Detectives learned Harman had been incarcerated in a Tennessee Correctional Facility where his DNA was submitted. A search for Harman began and he was located and arrested Thursday morning March 16, 2006 at a residence on Lyons Street in Lafayette.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office