Kristin Chenoweth Girl Scout Murders

On March 11 in Beverly Hills, California, Kristin Chenoweth attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.

In 1977, three of her Girl Scout friends were sexually attacked and murdered, and the Tony-winning actress said that she was supposed to be on a camping trip at the time.

Kristin Chenoweth is taking a break from Broadway to return to her Oklahoma roots. Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, an ABC News real crime docuseries coming later this month on Hulu, is hosted by the actress, 53.

The new series delves at the 1977 Oklahoma Girl Scout murders. Three Girl Scouts were murdered on a regular camping trip, and despite authorities arresting a suspect, he was subsequently cleared of all charges.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, a group of Girl Scouts landed at Camp Scott near Locust Grove, Oklahoma, in 1977. Three Girl Scouts, Lori Farmer, 8, Michele Guse, 9, and Doris Denise Milner, 10, were sexually abused and murdered outside their tent on the first night of the trip.

Police apprehended Gene Leroy Hart, 35, as a suspect ten days later. Hart had gotten out of jail while doing time for previous offences. Hart was accused with three counts of first-degree murder, but in 1979, a jury found him not guilty. He died in prison later that year while serving his original sentences, CNN reported.