The words of the phone call placed to 911 were chilling. Police released the transcript from the call alerting them to a triple homicide at a home daycare in Brooklyn Park.
An unidentified woman became suspicious after dropping off her child at DeLois Brown's daycare early Monday morning. She says she called Brown to tell her about a man outside of her home, and after the call was abruptly disconnected the woman called police.
As of Thursday afternoon, police were still searching for the person responsible and offering a $10,000 reward for the crime.
Here's the transcript of the phone call:
Woman: "Um, we need um, a cop at 8117 College Park Drive in Brooklyn Park right now."
Dispatch: What's the problem?
Woman: "There's a break-in I think. I just dropped my kid off at daycare and I saw a suspicious guy on a bicycle. African-American guy with um, hooded sweatshirt and a glove on his hand and then I called the daycare lady after I drove off and then I heard her say, no, and then I just turned around and came back and his bicycle is outside the house...and I, I don't want to go in because I don't know if he's in there right now."
Dispatch: 8117 College Park Drive, that's a house?
Woman: "Yes. Yes. It's right off West Broadway."
Dispatch: Okay, so you saw this black male on a bike with a hooded sweatshirt and gloves on and he was on a bike?
Woman: "Yes, but as soon as I drove off, I was looking in my rearview mirror and I saw he turned around so I called the daycare lady and told her there's a suspicious guy outside the house and then I heard her on the phone and she no, and then the phone went dead. And then now I turn around and his bicycle is outside the house so I don't know if he's inside the house. There he is. He's driving away and he has something under his coat. He's driving away on Wyoming Ave."
Dispatch: Okay, hold on just a sec...hold on...
Woman: "Oh my God, my son is in there...oh my God the door is open (pause)....he's turning on Wyoming Ave. He has on a blue sweatshirt with white stripes."
Dispatch: 31 and 23.
Woman: "Where is he now, I can't see what (inaudible). He's on Wyoming Ave. going like he's going toward Wal-Mart. He's going right over the hump into Wal-Mart so he's going over...
Dispatch: He's going over?
Woman: "Yes. He's going over to Wal-Mart right now."
Dispatch: Okay, are you able to get a hold of her or no?
Woman: "I'm going there right now, but I wanted to see where he goes. The door is still open..."
Dispatch: Okay, well then, then...
Woman: "I'm going, I'm going right here in the house."
Dispatch: No, no, no, no. You're doing fine.
Woman: "I gotta go in and see if they're okay."
Dispatch: Okay, but I'm...I'm not sure if its o...
Woman: "Mrs. Brown are you okay? Mrs. Brown? (child's name, child's name)? Mrs. Brown? (child's name, child's name)? Mrs. Brown? (Child's name) are you okay? Mrs. Brown? Miss Brown? Mrs. Brown?"
Dispatch: Okay, what's going on?
Woman: "My son is fine, but I can't find the daycare provider. Mrs. Brown? Miss Brown? Where are the cops? Why are they taking so long?"
Woman: "Where are the cops?"
Dispatch: They're on their way.
Woman: "Mrs. Brown? Mrs. Brown?... Mrs. Brown, no! no!"
Dispatch: Okay, do you see her?
Woman: "They're in their room..."
Dispatch: Who's in the room?
Woman: "They're dead."
Dispatch: How...what do you mean they're dead?
Woman: "Mrs. Brown, her dad and, and the mom."
Dispatch: Okay, what are you seeing? What are you seeing?
Woman: "They're in bed..."
Dispatch: They're in the bed...
Woman: "There's blood all over them."
Dispatch: Okay, then you need to go outside.
Woman: "(child's name), (child's name), come baby, (child's name) come to mommy. come to mommy. (crying).Get in the car, get in the car, just get in the car sweety. (crying) Get in the... it's okay, it's okay, oh my God, here comes the cops, uh...oh....my God, oh my God..."
Shannon Slatton, reporting
April 12, 2012