Police: Slain Student Dialed 911; Help Not Sent

By: AP
By: AP


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police say a University of Wisconsin
student called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was
killed but a dispatcher hung up, didn't call back and never sent
police.
The police chief in Madison, Wisconsin, says it's too early to
know if a better response could have saved 21-year-old Brittany
Zimmermann or helped police capture her killer.
Authorities haven't released the content of the call, but police
say it should have been enough for the Dane County 911 operator to
take seriously.
Zimmermann was found dead in her apartment in what police say
was a random crime. They haven't identified a suspect. But they
have ruled out her fiance, who found the body and shared the
apartment.
The 911 center says it's investigating the incident to decide if
employees should be disciplined. A spokesman says he doesn't think
"there's anything to apologize for at this time."


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