Boston kidnapping, murder case has DA looking at unsolved Brockton cases

BOSTON — Providence man Louis Coleman III is in police custody, accused of kidnapping a Boston woman found dead in the trunk of his car.

The multi-state, multi-jurisdictional case is very complicated and really just beginning, but another district attorney is looking at Coleman for a string of crimes.

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In Brockton, state police are investigating the murders of two women and the violent rapes of three others.

Boston 25 News reporter Bob Ward has been following the case for New England's Unsolved.


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Louis Coleman's mugshot from Delaware was released Friday.

It shows a strong resemblance to the image produced by Parabon Nano Labs in Virginia, based on DNA from the Brockton case.

Boston 25 News reached out to the Plymouth County DA. In a statement, they tell us they've received calls about this, too.

"State Police Detectives assigned to our office continue to investigate the unsolved murders of two women and three violent rapes in Brockton from 2013 and 2014. The arrest of Louis D. Coleman III in Delaware has generated several calls to our State Police Unit. As with all unsolved cases, State Police will follow up and continue to investigate."

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