Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth shared details about her lucky escape Victim of the Oklahoma Girl Scout murder.
A mystery surrounds the case after a man was found guilty of killing three girls.
The girl’s body was found on June 13, 1977 in Camp Scott, Mayes County, Oklahoma. The victim was a Girl Scout between the ages of 8 and 10 who was raped and killed.
Their bodies were left on a path leading to a shower about 140 meters from the summer camp tent.
The tragedy has led to a mystery of 45 years, and Tony and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has been plagued for decades to come.
Now, Chenoweth is back in Oklahoma “to find the answer” at Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders at ABC News Studios, which debuts on May 24th in Hulu.
The true crime series delves into the unknowns of the case, how authorities are still discovering decades later, and the aftermath with the families of the victims.
From Oklahoma, the Schmigadoon actress was supposed to join her fellow Girl Scout at Camp Scott that night, but fortunately she couldn’t attend.
She shared with entertainment every week, “I should have been on that trip, but I got sick. My mother said,’You can’t go,'” Chenowes said in a trailer. I will explain. “It stuck to me throughout my life. I could have been one of them.”
Among the girls killed were Lori Lee Farmer (8 years old), Doris Dennis Milner (10 years old), and Michele Heather Goose (9 years old). All the girls were from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
The young girls shared tent 8 with the camp’s “Kiowa” unit, which is farthest from the camp counselor’s tent.
Their bodies were left on a path leading to a shower about 150 yards from the tent. Further testing showed that three girls were raped, beaten and strangled.
Using techniques that did not exist in the 1970s, investigators sought to examine the evidence left by the murder and answer unanswered questions in the case.
Interviews with the suspect’s lawyer, camp lawyer, and sheriff who resumed the case revealed details of what happened at night.
“This is a story I never had to say,” says Chenoweth. “It bothers me every day, but this story needs to be told.”
The four-part series will premiere on Hulu on May 24th.
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