PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was Monday when state police got word from detectives in Cambria County that an inmate at the prison there confessed to killing a woman in East Pittsburgh, more than 80 miles away.

The inmate is 28-year-old Delrico McClinton.

The confession came when he told a counselor at the prison that he needed to speak to law enforcement

He went on to say he met a female in the early hours of June 1.

She went back to his house at 18 Maple St and he said they had consensual sex, then he killed her.

He also admits that he went through her purse, removed her credit and bank cards and used them to purchase cigarettes at a local gas station and a Walmart in North Versailles.

McClinton told investigators he used the victim’s phone until it died.

He provided the name “Whitney”.

She has been identified as 25-year-old Whitney Maleeca Lyn Boyer.

State Police found her decomposing body in the basement of the house and there was a large amount of blood at the bottom of the stairs.

McClinton also told investigators the victim had a handbag and it was in the upstairs bedroom. Police found that purse and Boyer’s ID was inside.

McClinton is the Cambria County Prison for a probation violation.