- 22 January, 2017
- by Unsolved Mysteries
In 2017, Detectives announced a new suspect in the murder of Jennifer Odom: Jeffrey Norman Crum Sr.
It all started when investigators got a DNA hit on a similar case. On January 16, 1992, in Pasco County, an unnamed 17 year old girl was attacked and raped. She was found a few hours later, and DNA was taken from the scene. Years later, a man was convicted of armed robbery and sent to prison, which entered his DNA into CODIS. That man was Jeffrey Norman Crum Sr.’s son. But his son couldn’t have been responsible for the attack on the 17 year old girl; he was only 10 or 11 at the time. So detectives took voluntary DNA samples from other relatives, and it led them to Crum Sr., who had been previously been convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping in 1987.
Jennifer Odom was attacked and killed a little more than a year after the 17 year old. This case is ongoing.