MAYS LANDING - An admitted serial killer accused of a 1987 killing in Atlantic City is in Atlantic County Jail after being brought in from Ohio, where he is serving multiple life sentences for killing six women there.

Dellmus Colvin, 51, waived extradition last month to return to Atlantic County and face the new charges against him, which include a murder indictment.

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Donna Lee White, 27, was found dead Sept. 15, 1987, in a vacant parking lot near the old Garwood Mills site in Atlantic City. The death was initially ruled acute cocaine intoxication, with Colvin charged with hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence.

Last year, after learning that Colvin was being investigated for killings in Toledo, Ohio, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Unit traveled there and got enough evidence to indict Colvin for strangling White.

In 2006, the long-haul truck driver was on trial in Ohio for killing two women when he admitted to those killings and three others in an attempt to avoid the death penalty. He later admitted to a sixth killing.

All the women were strangled and reportedly worked as prostitutes to feed their drug addictions. It was not clear whether White -- who had a lethal amount of cocaine in her system -- also worked as a prostitute.

Colvin will appear in Atlantic County Superior Court 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.


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