Fox Nation Reopens 1977 Girl Scouts Murder Case

By Jessica Lerner 

Just months after Hulu investigated it in a documentary miniseries, Fox Nation is reopening the 1977 case of three young Girl Scouts who were killed while on a camping trip north of Tulsa, Okla.

The documentary, entitled the Girl Scout Murders, will look at fresh information regarding the case that has just come to light as a result of Faith Phillips, a writer who has published a book about the incident.

Three children, between the ages of 8 and 10, were killed in June 1997. Their bodies were dumped on a path that led to the campsite’s showers.


When Gene Leroy Hart, a local jail escapee with a history of violence and rape, was apprehended, the case was declared to have closed. Hart, however, was declared innocent in March 1979 by a jury that unanimously delivered a not guilty verdict.

It was revealed in 2022 that, despite being officially inconclusive, DNA testing in the case clearly points to Hart’s involvement in the crime. Officially, the case is still unsolved.

Hulu revisited the case in Keeper of the Ashes, a four-part documentary series that launched in May on the streamer and was hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, the case was revisited. The prior effort, in which a law enforcement official claims the case is almost over, will be acknowledged in the Fox Nation series.