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911 Call Transcript - Finding Samantha Runnion's Body

"I'm so scared, it was a little kid....It's a baby."

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The transcript has been edited by the authorities to protect the identity of the caller.

DISPATCHER: Hi, it's CHP with a transfer for you. He's found a dead body on Killen Trail on the Ortega Highway.
CALLER: Hello?
DISPATCHER: Hi, what's going on?
CALLER: Oh my God, I found a dead body. Please hurry. OK? I'm in the Ortegas, OK? Ortega mountains. I'm in Riverside County, OK? Listen to me, I'm scared to sit here, there's another truck up the street and we want to get out of here. We're scared.
DISPATCHER: I understand that, we have to know what street.
CALLER (to companion): Stop man, stop. Listen I gotta hear her. Stop. What (pause) tell me.
DISPATCHER: What street are you on?
CALLER: I'm on Killen Trail. It's a main street, there is another main street but the big street out here, K-I-L-L-E-N Trail.
DISPATCHER: OK and what is you name?
CALLER: My name is Justin.
(LONG PAUSE)
CALLER: Hey, can I go to my house? I'm really nervous right now.
DISPATCHER: What is your phone number?
CALLER: My phone number that I'm on is a cell phone.
(PAUSE)
CALLER: If you can call me in a couple minutes, I'll be at my house, too. I'll give you that number.
DISPATCHER: OK.
CALLER: And the number?
(PAUSE)
CALLER: Hey we're gonna go. I'm just scare right now.
DISPATCHER: Justin, what is your address?
CALLER: I don't know my address there. I just moved in there like a couple weeks ago with my friends ... (unintelligible) ... they let me move into their barn.
DISPATCHER: OK
CALLER: And we just got out of work, we pull up to it and ... (unintelligible)
DISPATCHER: Justin, Justin we need you to calm down a little ... Justin, I understand but you need to calm down a little. Where is the body at on Killen?
CALLER: (unintelligible).
DISPATCHER: Justin, you're breaking up. I can't hear you. Justin.
CALLER: (unintelligible).
(LONG PAUSE)
VOICEMAIL: Hey it's Justin, leave a message.
(LONG PAUSE)
CALLER: Hello?
DISPATCHER: Hi Justin.
CALLER: Hey my phone's cutting out. I'm going to my house right now.
DISPATCHER: That's OK. How soon will it be until you get to your house?
CALLER: I'm pulling into my gated community. I'll be there within like four minutes. (unintelligible) If I just call 911 there, will I just get back to you?
DISPATCHER: Yes.
CALLER: OK, I'm just gonna call you as soon as I get there. I'm so scared, it was a little kid. I'm sorry.
DISPATCHER: Calm down.
CALLER: I'm sorry but I have a 3-year-old son.
DISPATCHER: You have a 3-year-old son with you? Justin, hey, hey was it an adult? Was it an adult's body?
CALLER: It's a baby. I think it may even be the little girl that's been on the news. It's a little girl. I swear. We just looked and as soon as we seen, I left. I don't know what to do
CALLER: (unintelligible).
DISPATCHER: Now how far off of Killen?
CALLER: (unintelligible).
DISPATCHER: Justin, do this. As soon as you get home, I want you to dial 911 and ask for Mary, OK?
CALLER: I'm freaking out. I'm sorry, I'll stop, all right?
DISPATCHER: That's OK, that's OK. I want you to dial 911 as soon as you get home and ask for Mary, OK?
CALLER: And ask for Mary?
DISPATCHER: Yes.
CALLER: OK, thank you. Bye.
DISPATCHER: Bye.
(LONG PAUSE)
CHP: Can I speak with her please, this is CHP, I got a call for her.
DIFFERENT DISPATCHER: She's out to lunch. Can I take the call? CHP: He said he was talking to Mary about a dead body or something and his phone keeps dying. Justin, there's the sheriff's office again.
DISPATCHER: This is Teresa with Riverside sheriff's department.
CALLER: You guys are supposed to pick me up or something so I could show you where to go ... (unintelligible).
DISPATCHER: OK, where exactly are you at right now?
CALLER: Where am I? I'm at the front of my ... I live in a closed community (unintelligible) I'm out by the front gate, so you guys will have to drive (unintelligible).
DISPATCHER: He'll be by at the front gate.
CALLER: I'm on Killen Trail right now (unintelligible) at the front gate of the entry.
DISPATCHER: He's on the way right now.
CALLER: I'm freaking out, man. I'm sorry, but this is the scariest (expletive) I've ever witnessed in my life, OK?
DISPATCHER: There is a deputy on his way. He's on the way from Elsinore, so just hang tight OK?
CALLER: OK I will. Thank you, Thank you very much.

Source: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

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