BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho inmate accused in the 1983 rape and murder of a Utah girl has been cleared for extradition by a judge. The Idaho Department of Correction will send a letter Wednesday letting Utah authorities know they can begin making plans to pick up 45-year-old Gregory Seamons.

Seamons has been charged in Utah with rape and first-degree murder in the slaying of 11-year-old Rebecca Lemberger. Utah investigators say DNA evidence from the scene of the murder matched Seamons' DNA from a national database.

In a 2012 letter, Seamons acknowledged "fooling around" with the girl before her death, but he suspects his father Larry Bingham Seamons likely killed her. Larry Seamons died a decade ago. The Idaho Statesman reports Seamons is expected to arrive in Utah in a month.