Kristin Chenoweth hosts a special about the 1977 murders of three Girl Scouts at Oklahoma summer camp

Kristin Chenoweth hosts a special about the 1977 murders of three Girl Scouts at Oklahoma summer camp

Kristin Chenoweth seeks answers to the unsolved June 1977 murders of three Girl Scouts in ABC News’ new special issue Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders.

The 53-year-old, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, talks about her personal connection to the tragedy, as she was supposed to be at Camp Scott, the sleep camp where the murders took place, until an illness separates it from attending.

“I should have made this trip, but I had fallen ill,” said the Tony Award-winning artist. “My mom said, ‘You can’t go. He marked me all my life. I could have been one of them.

The latest: Kristin Chenoweth, 53, seeks answers to the unsolved murders of three Girl Scouts in June 1977 in ABC News' new special, Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders.

The latest: Kristin Chenoweth, 53, seeks answers to the unsolved murders of three Girl Scouts in June 1977 in ABC News’ new special, Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders.

“It’s a story I wish I never had to tell – it haunts me every day, but this story needs to be told.”

In the special, Chenoweth returns to his home country in a bid to “find answers once and for all” to the 45-year-old mystery, in which 10-year-old Doris Denise Milner, nine-year-old Michele Heather Guse and Eight-year-old Lori Lee Farmer. , were sexually assaulted and killed at summer camp.

The special features interviews with relatives of the victims talking about their lives in the aftermath of the tragedy, as well as an attorney for an acquitted suspect in the case, a Camp Scott councilman and the Mayes County Sheriff, Mike Reed, who opened the case. again.

In that case, a man named Gene Leroy Hart – who had escaped from prison four years before the murders – was charged and later acquitted of the murders, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

The special examines the 1977 murders of Girl Scouts (LR) Michele Heather Guse, nine, Doris Denise Milner, 10, and Lori Lee Farmer, eight.

The special examines the 1977 murders of Girl Scouts (LR) Michele Heather Guse, nine, Doris Denise Milner, 10, and Lori Lee Farmer, eight.

In the case, a man named Gene Leroy Hart - who had escaped from prison four years before the murders - was charged and later acquitted of the murders.

In the case, a man named Gene Leroy Hart – who had escaped from prison four years before the murders – was charged and later acquitted of the murders.

A re-examination of DNA evidence in the case using modern technology has ruled out all suspects except Hart, authorities said

A re-examination of DNA evidence in the case using modern technology has ruled out all suspects except Hart, authorities said

Hart died two years later in prison after being sent back to serve his sentences for rape, murder and kidnapping.

Earlier this month, Reed told Tulsa CBS affiliate KOTV-DT that a re-examination of DNA evidence in the case using modern technology ruled out all suspects except Hart.

“I’m praying there’s something that we’ve done that gives the family a second of something that even feels like closure or acceptance or something that I’m praying for,” Reed said. “But as far as peace goes, there’s absolutely nothing about this case that gave me a second of peace. Period.

‘From watching the pain of the family to having to go through the crime scene before during and after, from watching the justice system to watching the parole board, to watching how it all happened, to watching how people would use their own personal agendas as springboards, there is nothing peaceful about this. It’s bad.

Chenoweth talks about her personal connection to the tragedy, as she was supposed to be at Camp Scott, the camp where the murders took place, until an illness prevented her from attending.

Chenoweth talks about her personal connection to the tragedy, as she was supposed to be at Camp Scott, the camp where the murders took place, until an illness prevented her from attending.

The Broadway star says in the trailer:

The Broadway star says in the trailer, “It’s a story I wish I never had to tell – it haunts me every day, but this story needs to be told.”

Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, a four-part series, is set to premiere May 24 on Hulu

Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, a four-part series, is set to premiere May 24 on Hulu

Chenoweth said on the special, “When I think of these three girls, I wonder what is the best way to honor them; that’s why I came home, to find answers once and for all.

She added that “there is no closure” and “no pretty red bow at the end”.

Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, a four-part series, is set to premiere May 24 on Hulu.

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