Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The small bin of things seized as evidence in the investigation also had a file folder which contained, amongst other things, the transcript of the 911 call the police originally responded to.

Dispatcher [D]: 911, what is the nature of your emergency?

Caller [C]: I... I think my neighbor might have hurt himself.

[D]: Can you tell me what happened, ma'am?

[C]: Well, about fifteen minutes ago, I heard shouting coming through the wall. It was only one voice though, sounded like half a conversation. About five minutes ago, I heard this weird, gurgling sound, and then it just stopped. I knocked on his door, but he didn't answer.

[D]: Alright, can you give me the address?

[C]: He kept saying something, over and over. I think it [unintelligible, interference in the line].

[D]: I'm sorry?

[C]: [Pause] I said, the address is [Blanked].

[D]:  [Pause] Ah. Thank you, we'll send someone over to have a look.

Then, not three minutes later:

[D]: 911, what is the nature of your emergency?

New Caller [NC]: It hurts.

[D]: Sir, are you injured?

[NC]: It hurts.

[D]: Sir, can you give me an address?

[NC]: She told you.

[D]: Sir, are you referring to the call from [Blanked]?

[NC]: [unintelligible]

[D]: Sir?

[NC]: [Sound of a thud, then static. The call is dropped.]

So, it looks like Mike decided to call 911, after his neighbor reported strange noises coming from his apartment. Anyway, the ambulance arrived about six minutes after the second call. Our good friend Mike was found dead in a pool of his own blood, and the rest is history.


Understandably, I don't like the way this looks.

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