911: 911, what’s your emergency
Lena: (sounding very upset) my baby’s missing
911: ok, where is your address
Lena: 45 Dennison street
911: ok, how old
Lena: I was out looking for her for over an hour
911: ma’am, how old? I need you to calm down
Lena: I’m sorry. she’s only 3
911: when was the last time you saw him
Lena: this morning, real early. I went in and checked on her ‘cos she’s been sick with the flu
911: is it a male or female
Lena: it’s a girl
911: a girl?
911: ok you saw her this morning around 6:30
911: when was the last time, that was the last time you saw her was at 6:30 this morning?
Lena: yes and then she laid back down and went back to sleep and we went back to bed
911: were the doors open or anything
Lena: no the doors weren’t open
911: were they locked
Lena: uh, I yes I think
Lena: me and my other kids
911: ok, do you live with her father
911: who is her father?
Lena: her father is a guy named Eric Harris. he doesn’t even know that she exists.
911: ok, and you’ve been looking for her for the past hour
Lena: yes, I’ve looked everywhere (inaudible)
911: what was she wearing whenever you put her back in bed?
Lena: she had on a pair of purple Dora PJs. we went up all these streets, we went up all these streets
911: have you been outside checking the area
Lena: yes, I’ve drove up all the streets around here looking thinking maybe she went outside or something and I don’t think my mom woulda came and got her because she woulda woke me up and stuff (??? inaudible, something like she’d be the only one ???)
911: have you called your mother?
Lena: no, I need to do that to see if she has her
911: do you have a phone number for her?
Lena: yes, it’s 304 452 8295
911: and what is her name?
Lena: Joann Evans
911: Joann Evans?
911: well do you want to call her real quick and then just call me back right back so I know what’s going on, ok?
Lena: ok, bye
911: 911, what is your emergency?
Lena: This is Lena Lunsford. My mom doesn’t have her.
911: She doesn’t have her?
Lena: She doesn’t have her. She’s coming now. ….oh my god
911: you don’t know of anyplace that she would’ve went to in the community? is there a friend’s house close by or somebody that she plays with?
911: ok, is there anyplace there in the community, a playground, or does she go to church anywhere there?
Lena: (crying) help me find her.
911: ok, I’ve got an officer on the way, ma’am, I just need you to calm down, ok
911: you have checked everywhere in the house?
911: all the closets?
911: under every bed?
911: do you have a basement?
Lena: yes and it’s been checked too
911: ok, how about the vehicles outside
Lena: it’s been checked. that’s what I used to go look for her
911: and you said there are other children in the residence?
Lena: yes (hyperventilating)
911: and is she tall enough to where she’d be tall enough to reach the door handle?
Lena: yes she is
Lena: oh my God. (baby crying in background) Destiny, please come here and play with your brother for a moment
911: what color is her hair?
Lena: she has brown hair and brown eyes
911: do you know how much she weighs?
Lena: she weighs approx. 32-35 lbs. maybe a little more.
911: ok, do you know how tall she is?
Lena: uh, umm…….I’m guessing around 3 feet. I’m not for sure right now, I’m sorry.
911: that’s ok. was there anybody else in the residence with you this morning? any other adults?
Lena: no, umm the only adult that (cuts out)
911: …the other children are in the residence
Lena: I have 5 kids
911: ok, so there’s 4 others in the residence?
Lena: there’s 3 right now
911: ok , where , where is the other one?
Lena: my son is at visitation with his father.
911: ok, (cuts out)
911: so you got up at 6:30 this morning with her and she got sick?
911: and she went back to bed, went back to sleep and then you you laid down also?
911: how old are your other children that are (cuts out)
911: ok, did any of them see her this morning? what time did they get up?
Lena: they came in here, erm, I’m not sure, maybe around seven seven-thirty, came in here in my room with me
911: ok, you said 11 year old, a 9 year old, and an 8 month
911: can you look outside and see the officer
Lena: (inaudible) oh God (cuts out)
Lena: in the front
Lena: oh my God…yes I see one out here
911: ok, I’m going to go and let you off the line so you can go talk to him
911: all right thank you
Lena: all right, bye
The 911 Call