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Episode 58: Shawn Grate 911 call and trial testimony

On September 13 2016, a 911 dispatch operator in Ashland, Ohio received a call from a woman who had being held captive and sexually assaulted for three days by a male acquaintance. The woman, Laurie Scihlik, 38, whispered to the dispatecher that Shawn Grate, 40, had tied her up and would not let her leave […]

Episode 57: Antoinette Tuff 911 Call

On Monday Aug. 20, 2013, a young man with a AK47 and close to 500 rounds of ammunition briefly took control of the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy just east of Atlanta. Michael Hill had not been taking his medication and was not mentally stable. The students were evacuated and the school went into […]

Episode 50: Denise Lee 911 calls

Plumber Nathan Lee was at work on Thursday, January 17, 2008; his wife, Denise Lee, was at home with their young children. She called him at 11:21 a.m.. They discussed the nice weather: the couple decided that the windows should be opened at their home. Denise said she had already opened them. Nathan Lee arrived […]

Episode 47: 911 Call and Court Testimony, Michelle Wilkins case

This episode presents the court testimony and 911 call of Michelle Wilkins, 26, who went to the home of  Dynel Lane, 35, in Longmont, Colorado, in response to a Craiglist ad for free baby clothes for her unborn baby. Lane stabbed and choked Michelle, who was heavily pregnant, until she lost consciousness. She then cut […]

Episode 12: Saratoga Springs 911 Call

In February 2010, a woman called 911 in Saratoga Springs, Utah. She’d gone to get cigarettes with a man she knew, and they drank vodka together in the parking lot of the convenience store.Shortly afterward, she said she began to feel “extremely tired.” She says she passed out, and when she came round, she says […]

Episode 6: Bear Attack 911 Call

In June 2008, Petra Davis, 15, was 13 hours into a 24-hour trail-bike race in Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, Alaska, when she was attacked by a grizzly bear. She survived the attack and crawled back to the trail, where she was found by her friend and coach Peter Bassinger, who called 911 and […]

Episode 1: Trapped in the Snow Cave

In August 2008, two families were hiking along a mountain creek southwest of Bellevue, Washington when a shelf of thick snow collapsed on two teenage boys. The boys’ mothers called 911 and the dispatcher  stayed on the line with them for over an hour, until help arrived. Both boys had serious injuries, but survived. The […]