Real Name: Jennifer Odom
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Dade City, Florida
Date: February 19, 1993
Details: On the afternoon of February 19, 1993, 12-year-old Jennifer Odom got off of her school bus and vanished. Her stop was just two hundred yards from her home. Hundreds of friends, neighbors, and volunteers searched for her until her body was found viciously murdered six days later.
After a series of dead ends, the police called upon psychic Nancy Myer sixteen months after the murder to try and identify Jennifer's killers. She believes that Jennifer's killers asked her for directions and then abducted her. When taken to the site where her body was found, Nancy noted that she was not killed there. She accurately described some of Jennifer's belongings that were found nearby. She also pointed out that there were more of her belongings in a nearby area that had not yet been discovered.
She was able to describe several of Jennifer's items that were discarded by the killers, including her cousin's clarinet case with the letters "L.O." on them. These items were located two years after the murder. She continues to give information about the killers in hopes of solving the case.
Suspects: Nancy believes Jennifer was murdered by two men, both muscular mechanics who work together. One of them may be a smoker and have a bad cough. The police have lifted fingerprints of her killers from her discarded book bag, but have not connected them to a suspect. The suspected serial killer Frank T. Potts is a possible suspect In Jennifer's case.
Extra Notes: This case was featured as a part of a story about psychic Nancy Myer on the December 2, 1994 episode. She also helped police with information in the double murder of Michael Johnston and Rochelle Robinson.
Results: Unresolved. Convicted rapist and kidnapper Jeffrey Norman Crum Sr. has since been named a person of interest in Jennifer's murder. Familial DNA testing connected Crum Sr. to a kidnapping, sexual assault, and attempted murder that occurred in January 1992 in nearby Pasco County. In April 2017, he was arrested in charged in that case.
Authorities noted similarities between the 1992 case and Jennifer's murder: both victims were teenaged girls, abducted after getting off of the school bus, taken to a remote field, raped, and left for dead. New testing is currently underway on evidence from Jennifer's case. However, Crum Sr. has not yet been charged in her murder.
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