Man pursued for decades in girl's murder speaks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- In the spring of 1975, a Girl Scout delivering cookies in a Nashville neighborhood was strangled to death. The disappearance and monthlong search for 9-year-old Marcia Trimble gripped the city.

Neighborhood teenager Jeffrey Womack was questioned early on and is making his first public comments three decades after police pursued a case against him.

Womack, now 53, told WSMV-TV police made him empty his pockets and found a condom, a $5 bill and a penny wrapper with coins in it.

Retired Metro Nashville police officer Arlene Moore Burris told the station police knew Trimble had a $5 bill her grandmother had given her and quarter wrappers with pennies in them.

Prosecutors and police pursued Womack for decades. But in 2009, Jerome Sidney Barrett was convicted in the case.


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