Deanna Cook lost her life, as she begged for help via 911, and now police in Dallas are investigating the matter, after taking two days to find her body. Cook was killed last Friday (Aug. 17), and phoned the emergency number to get help. She was on the phone with 911 for 11 minutes, yet it took nine minutes for them to locate her address.
Once at the location, police knocked on the door and left when they got no response. Authorities were never informed that Cook spoke on the attack during the call, and were only told they were going to the residence over a domestic dispute.
Cook's body was found in a bathtub by her teen daughter, after she and other family members broke down the door to her home, when she didn't show up to church. Once at her home, the family called 911 after seeing water leaking from Cook's residence, but was instructed to call a local hospital to uncover her possible whereabouts before police could be sent out.
Her husband, Delvecchio Patrick, has been charged with her murder.
The 911 recordings, which police refuse to release, reportedly find Cook screaming for her life. “I could just hear how loud she was screaming,” said her sister, Karletha Gundy. “I couldn't hear what she was saying, but I know she was screaming for her life.”
Patrick can also be heard in the background saying that he was going to kill her. Cook also screamed his name.
With police across the country being investigated for using excessive force, it's a wonder why officers chose not to further investigate the matter. “My thought is, I just think something more could have been done,” Gundy added. “If they could have kicked the door down, maybe she could have been saved.”
The Dallas Police Department is looking into the theory that there may have been a “communication failure” on their end.
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