Suspect indicted in '75 murder of Middle Tennessee Girl Scout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville's district attorney has announced the indictment of a suspect in the 1975 slaying of 9-year-old Marcia Trimble, who disappeared while delivering Girl Scout cookies.

District Attorney Torry Johnson says Jerome Sidney Barrett was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of first degree murder and felony murder. The charges were made public Friday after Barrett, who is in jail on charge is another 1975 slaying, was informed of the indictment.

Trimble disappeared from her upscale neighborhood Feb. 25, 1975. Her strangled body was found 33 days later sticking out from a plastic wading pool in a neighbor's garage.

The case has been Nashville's most notorious unsolved murder for 33 years.

Barrett is awaiting trial on another murder charge in the 1975 killing of Vanderbilt University student Sarah Des Prez.

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