Unknown Jennifer Odom Killer - Florida - 1993 Sept 11, 2014 4:06:30 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 11, 2014 4:06:30 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Unsolved Wikia)
Going back to the archives of Unsolved Mysteries, we are looking at the Dade City, Florida murder of 12-year old Jennifer Odom. I doubt her case was aired on AMW.
On Feb 19, 1993, Jennifer got off her school bus at around 3PM, and walked the short distance to her home. Students on the bus reported seeing a blue pickup truck slowly follow Jennifer. She was never seen alive again. Six days later, her remains were found in an abandoned orange grove, however her clothing was never located. In January 1995, a couple hunting for scrap metal found Jennifer's book bag and clarinet case. Several men were looked into regarding Jennifer's murder. Most recently, a local lake was searched and Jennifer's case appeared on Florida's Cold Case Playing Cards set.
Thoughts? Frank Potts was one of the possible suspects investigators looked into. Charged with raping an 11-year old girl, investigators tried to link him to as many as 15 murders over 15 years. He owned a blue pickup truck and tried to change his appearance sometime between Jennifer's murder and an unrelated arrest 10 months later. Whoever the killer is, this most likely wasn't his only victim so he may be in jail on unrelated charges. Also I have to mention something about the Unsolved Mysteries segment on this case. They brought in a "psychic detective" named Nancy Myer who said Jennifer's killers were two muscular mechanics that worked together. The show wiki claims that she found Jennifer's clarinet case, but the Hernando County Sheriff's Office website said a couple hunting for scrap metal found it. I'm going to believe the Sheriff's Office on this one.
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