Dallas police are investigating why it took two days to discover the body of a murdered woman who had called 911 pleading for help as she was attacked in her home.
Deanna Cook, 32, was on her cellphone with 911 for 11 minutes as she was being attacked on Aug. 17. Police said they responded to her home after about nine minutes — the time it took to locate her address.
There, they knocked and when they didn’t get an answer at the door or on her phone, they left.
Cook’s body was found in the bathtub on Sunday by her teenage daughter, who had helped other family members break into her home after she didn’t make it to church.
Cook’s ex-husband, Delvecchio Patrick, has been charged with her murder.
Police have refused to release the 911 transcript, but the Dallas Morning News reports that “Deanna Cook was heard choking, gurgling . . . screaming ‘Delvecchio, why are you doing this?’"
Patrick had multiple past arrests for allegedly assaulting Cook and police had responded to the address before.