Investigators Revisit 20-Year-Old Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (February 20, 2013)—Twenty years has passed since Jennifer Odom stepped off her school bus in rural Florida, which the last anyone saw of her before the 12-year-old's body was found six days later on a nearby horse trail.

Now, investigators are renewing efforts to find Jennifer's killer after years of dead-end tips that never panned out, despite billboards, a story on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" and a $20,000 reward for information.

Hernando County’s sheriff has announced he’s dedicating one full-time detective to the case, in hopes of finally solving the crime.

Thousands of dead-end tips have poured in over the years, and a dozen more have come in since the announcement, yielding possible clues as far away as Ohio and Pennsylvania, but authorities have been tight-lipped about details regarding the investigation.


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