9-1-1 Recording




Brandon Lawson and Ladessa Lofton
Distraught wife releases 9-1-1 Call - The Brandon Lawson Case files 
Ladessa Lofton, the distraught wife of missing Brandon Lawson, has released the 911 recording of the call her husband made the night he went missing. As one can imagine, 6 months of "not knowing" what has happened to the young father of 4, her common law husband of whom she dated and loved since childhood...has taken it's toll. Where is Brandon? What happened that eve?





CLEAN VERSION
Published on March 2, 2014





Below is an approx transcript. Below that are more versions of the same call in which we slowed the tape and in others changed the tone/pitch. There is quite a bit of distortion in the original recording. The ding you hear in the beginning is NOT a car door, or truck door, ding. It is the natural occurrence of the 911 dispatch recording equipment.


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2013; 050 and 38 seconds {a ding heard is recording equipment}
9-1-1 Emergency: 9-1-1 Emergency?
Brandon: Yes, I'm in the middle of the field ...(inaudible)...(inaudible-possible: pushed some guys over or pushed some cars over) ..right here, goin' towards Abiline, on both sides........my truck ran out of gas... there's one car here...(inaudible-possible....it (or I) got taken through woods.) Please hurry.
9-1-1 Emergency: Ok. Now. Run that by me.....?
Brandon: ( inaudible) - (possible "No, (or Oh) we're not talking to em" ( inaudible)  (inaudible- possible: "no I ran into em" "told you I ran into em")
9-1-1 Emergency: Ahhh...you ran into them? Ok.
Brandon : ( inaudible)    (inaudible- Possibly saying... "yes, the first guy" or "not, the first guy." or "got the first guy." )
9-1-1 Emergency: Do you need an ambulance?
*Possible Unknown Person says: "yeah" (this can be heard when tape is slowed)
(for that person to respond, the phone had to be on speaker phone or settings was loud that the unknown person could hear the dispatcher question. If there was no unknown person with Brandon, it is possible that he said "yes" and his own voice changed rapidly to voice "No, I need the cops.")
Brandon: "No, I need the cops."
9-1-1 Emergency: Is anyone hurt?
9-1-1 Emergency: Hello?
(Original tape has three hello's.)
9-1-1 Emergency: Hello?
9-1-1 Emergency: Hello?
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*COMMENTS:   If you listen to the slower version, we believe that another voice says "Yeah" and Brandon says "No, I need a cop." (Albeit, some believe it was Brandon himself saying yes..then hurriedly said no, I need a cop.)  We are pretty confident someone else was with Brandon when that call was made as his comment "We're not talking to em" is plural....as in more than one person.


Published on Feb 24, 2014
Original recording played first. Repeated phrase follows, hoping if one
hears it over and over it may make sense.
 



 

Published on Feb 22, 2014
VERY slow version hoping for clarity.
Following , in same video, normal paced.
 
The whisper you hear prior to the start of the slow version is our sound tech, not Brandon.
Published on Feb 20, 2014            
This version includes a transcript of the possible conversation between Brandon Lawson, Missing Aug. 9, 2013 (Bronte, TX) and the 9-1-1 Dispatch. This video also contains the same recording following the first, except it was saved with a higher pitched sound hoping for clarity in specific segments.The whisper you hear prior to the start of the slow version is our sound tech, not Brandon.


This video contains two versions of the 911 call. The first is the original. The second is a slow version done by our Sound Technician with the hopes of obtaining clarity of the call for help.The whisper you hear prior to the start of the slow version is our sound tech, not Brandon.


 


Click here or go to tab titled "QUESTIONS" for a number of the public's thoughts on what they hear on the tape. Please feel free to comment or send your own thoughts of what you believe the recording may sound like. We strongly believe...if we can decipher what he is saying...that it could lead investigators to discover what happened to Brandon and more hopeful, where is he? NOTE: Clarification: Brandon's wife learned he called 911 while reviewing cell records on the Tuesday following his missing status while itemizing a detailed cell report provided by Verizon to law enforcement. This report showed more details, including texts, than a phone bill that one would get on their own phone bill which only shows "incoming or outgoing."

115 comments:

  1. "Stapler pushed some guy over" sounds like State Trooper pulled some guys over, to me...

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    1. Not "stapler" I agree. Maybe "state patrol car" or "state patrol"?
























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    2. I have listened to the audio clip over and over and I strongly believe the conversation went something as follows, which leads to a really interesting albeit hard to fathom scenario which I'll explain as I go. Please bear with me as the word 'sniper' can easily make the story sound unbelievable but I don't think he meant it in the traditional sense.

      Also, take a listen to the audio while following this dialog if you can.

      "Yes I'm in the middle of a field, a sniper just pushed some guys over"

      This sounds like a gunman with a rifle pushing a couple of guys into the field from the roadside. How Brandon came across this I have no idea and I won't speculate. He may not have even seen this happening which I'll explain further down.

      "We're out here going towards Aberline, on Bront[e] side"

      The most important part of this sentence is 'we're'. I think he is with someone and it's not someone dangerous. Again, this will become apparent further down. To me this sentence is letting the operator know what side of the road the field they are in is on. I really don't think he says 'both sides'. It definitely sounds like 'side' to me.

      "My truck ran out of gas"

      "There's 1 fella here. He got chased into the woods"

      So this is the person I think he is with. I think this person is running from the gunman and Brandon has 'run into him'. This person may have even told Brandon about his situation and the gunman without Brandon actually seeing it himself. The word 'fella' is a bit slurred so I'm not 100% but it does fit and sounds really close.

      "Please hurry"

      "We're not talking to him"

      To me this is really important. I don't think he is talking to the operator I think he is talking to the person he is with. The way he talks over the operator before she finishes her sentence just seems like he is talking to someone else. It's almost as if the person is suggesting they go and talk to the gunman but Brandon tells them no.

      "I totally ran into him"

      Brandon goes back to talking to the operator about the person he is with and how he just ran into them. This would make sense if the person was being chased and he ran into him.

      "Sniper just got the first guy"

      The gunman has shot someone. If there were 2 people with the gunman before 1 was chased into the 'woods', it could be the first person who was just shot. This may have happened while brandon was on the phone or before he called. It's not clear.

      "Yeah. No I need the cops"

      I really don't think the 'yeah' is from another person. It's either Brandon talking to the other person or he simply corrects himself. It wouldn't be strange to answer a question with 'yeah' when he heard the word ambulance considering the stressful situation.

      This dialog sounds so close to me when listening to the audio.

      Also of note is when the operator asks if anybody's hurt, it sounds like fire from an automatic rifle off in the distance. This could just be some random sound on the audio though.

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    3. I hear "there's one car here got chased in through the woods ". I mean, he's super country with his speech, and that sounds like syntax people use in Mississippi (where I'm from). Why was a state trooper chasing someone through the woods? Brandon seems very alarmed by the whole situation. He sounds like someone who saw something he shouldn't have. I think about this case a lot. Something clearly made him fearful enough that he felt he needed the police. I hope this case is resolved sooner rather than later for the sake of the family.

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  2. Sounds like state trooper to me also.

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  3. Transcript attempt *I’m a native Texan, familiar with drawls/twangs, accustomed to trying to understand dialects or other languages to understand/analyze one’s attempts to communicate information to others. His excitability & panic comes through in his voice, how he blends words together or changes his mind which word to describe what he is seeing.

    Brandon: “Yes, I'm in the middle of a field. A State Trooper(1) just threw/pushed(2) some guys over(3). Right here, going towards Abilene, on both sides(4). My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here, he got taken/to the woods(5). Please hurry!”(6)
    9-1-1 Emergency: "Okay, now run that by me one mo..". ('run that by me one more time')
    Brandon: “Then I popped into him". Harder to hear with Operator speaking simultaneously, though seems he is just pulling it together to understand what’s occurred & his re-iteration of the same meaning sounds clear when he states below:
    Brandon: "I totally ran into ‘em."(7)
    9-1-1 Emergency: "Ah, you ran into 'em? Okay."
    Brandon: "He got the first guy”.(8)
    9-1-1 Emergency: "Do you need an ambulance?"
    Brandon: "Yeah..,No, I need the cops."(9)
    9-1-1 Emergency: "Okay”. (Pause). “Is anybody hurt?" (Pause). Hello? Hello? Hello? (No response).

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    1. Was there a sobriety checkpoint on that part of the highway that night? When he says both sides it makes me think of that because they of course stop traffic in both directions. But he says heading towards Abilene when he supposedly would be close to Bronte.

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    2. Thank you for trying to clarify the message more, after seeing what you feel was said it makes more sense that he ran into or saw something that he should not have seen.

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    3. Ya something happened must have happened with a state trooper and he ran..or maybe he said there were guys walking on both sides and he "scraped into em'". Then says just the first guy..then later says I just popped into em'..or bumped into em. I pray you find him.

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    4. Ya something happened must have happened with a state trooper and he ran..or maybe he said there were guys walking on both sides and he "scraped into em'". Then says just the first guy..then later says I just popped into em'..or bumped into em. I pray you find him.

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  4. (1) his excited speech blended State & Trooper together ‘Sta-per’
    (2) his excited speech blending threw & pushed (I heard ‘threw’ until slow-version sounded more like ‘pushed’); nearly seems he started to say ‘threw’, but after the ‘th’ start, changed to word ‘pushed’.
    (3) 'just ___ some guys over'; could be a phrase for cops pulling cars over/traffic stops, whether he said threw or pushed or a mix of those two words, with Brandon referencing:
    (4) ‘on both sides’ of the highway (was after 2am right..any bar close up nearby, either direction?). If Officer pushed/threw guys, use of word ‘over’ does not fit, such as for any physical altercation person-to-person(s) would involve ‘push down’ or ‘push away’ not ‘threw over/push over/pull over’ type of context that sounds like law enforcement pulling people over (more than one vehicle, not including Brandon’s).
    (5) 'he got taken ___ the woods' (I heard ‘to’ until slow-version sounded more like ‘through’); either a figurative or literal or both a figurative & literal reference to someone “is in trouble who is on-foot or via-car went to/through the woods/trees/bushes/brush. “He” was directly referring to the ‘one car here’, but hard to know if an individual or a car ‘got taken to/through the woods’.
    (6) This ‘hurry’ at the end of that sentence seems key to his reason to call, as well as what is the main confusion of what his distress call is over, referencing:
    (7) 'totally ran into him' sounds clearly like Brandon's vehicle bumped another, causing his panic/distress/what constitutes the emergency, which is unrelated to his call about his own predicament of out-of-gas (no reason to call 9-1-1),

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    1. The time was litte after 1am not 2 and just to clarify Brandins truck had no damge and was indeed out of gas.

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  5. whereupon he simply phoned his brother for help for more gasoline (help for that was on the way). Instead, he seems worried about someone, prompting his reason to dial 911, but not for anyone’s medical care (no to ambulance); but some other impending danger (such as a person(s); namely the only one(s) mentioned was ‘the one car here, he got taken to the woods’); he does not seem worried of his own past record, nor worried of the State Troopers/law enforcement he spotted (evidently not near enough). He has a reason to request law enforcement, worried about having unexpectedly & accidentally bumping into someone’s car (note, he says car, not truck, but too bad no more description of that car) or that someone’s reaction to it, not their condition. Even if not much impact & not causing physical injury, could the car’s driver have been angered & sought revenge for someone lightly bumping their precious car/messing with them at all or witnessing they were up to criminal or suspicious behavior. Or the person upset he called for the cops, having something to hide or deciding to plot to kidnap Brandon (if he/they grabbed him then or 10 minutes up the road). Does not sound like one on foot to go pee, but more like Brandon’s truck as a cause to make the car/the guy in it to be pushed into the woods.
    *Just how far off the road were those woods, could that happen with minimal impact? *Is it possible the bumper had damage, even if no sign on Brandon’s truck? But no sign of ‘the one car’ here he references. That ‘one car’ & its driver or any other occupants would have the answer to this Missing Person case. Which was the last call, the 911 call that was ended (signal lost when car(s) passed or other reason) or the call of Brandon telling his brother he was 10 minutes up the road? *Was Brandon trying to head towards the State Trooper on his side of the highway or had law enforcement already driven off? *Aren’t there records of the State Trooper(s) doing traffic stops, ‘on both sides’ of the highway around the same timeframe?
    (8) Okay, so this seems significant to further mystery. Is ‘he’ a cop, who got the first guy, as in there was more than one, but did the cop not get the second guy? Did the second guy purposely go into the woods, his car happening to come to be bumped by Brandon’s truck with Second Car/Guy tried to hide out/ escape the cops? Wouldn’t that have been big-time covered at the Sheriff’s office if a single State Trooper tried to stop two vehicles, and one tried to flee? Or if there were two State Troopers, one on each side of the highway, and one had his target try to flee who Brandon witnessed? Very fishy. But if a Second Car/Guy escaped a State Trooper, if Brandon saw his Car/Face, there’s motivation to be additionally criminal running from the cops, to take your one witness with you huh? Yikes!
    (9) To me his excited voice with the air-nearly-knocked-out-of-him sounds like Brandon’s voice said “Yeah” quietly, then heard Operator's question, so voice got louder to clearly state what is needed, Brandon stated: "Yeah..,No, I need the cops." It would be odd if it’s another voice, since he does not say 'we are in the middle of a field' or that some guy is after him or anyone; he is talking more in observation mode of what he is seeing around him. Very confusing why he’d be in the field, unless he went to go check on the car/the guy who went to the woods & that prompted his concern (again, no medical-urgency, but some other urgency not explained that put him in distress; though he did not run 10 minutes up the road did he? He didn’t sound like he was escaping anything or pinning anyone down to me. Another person/that other car is the main mystery that holds the answer to why he went missing. It all screams ‘wrong place, wrong time’, someone has the answer, but not law enforcement; and points out the need for better systems/measures in place to not have had a distress call communicated to law enforcement.

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    1. To me it sounds like he ran out of gas near where there were state troopers on both sides of the road that had pulled a car over. He probably walked toward the lights and witnessed someone being taken out to the woods and another being "talked" to. I think he said something like "Ah I shouldn't have run into em" meaning wrong place wrong time. then he said one got shot and he needed the cops.

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    2. When he says "ran into them" i think he means it like he came across something. I believe something happened between his call for gas and call to 911. To me it sounds as if he witnessed something, possibly a man being abducted/taken through the woods. It sounds like he was either giving chase sort of or trying to follow and got caught up. I think he put the phone in his pocket once he said he needed the cops because he needed his hands and thought he got the message across. it is extremely clear he is high/drunk but i dont think enough to make him wonder off in confusion and die because he just ran out of gas.

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  6. To me it sounds like he says "There's one guys here, the guys chasing me/ him through the woods". It also sounds like he says "When I's talkin' to em', I accidentally ran in to em'". I also think that is Brandon that says Yes and then immediately said no I need the cops. It sounds like he just answered wrong the first time.

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  7. I'm not exactly sure on this and I know I'm taking a shot in the dark but it does sound like he said he was in the field and State troopers were pulling people over, also he ran into them? if he was out of his truck trying to flag a trooper down maybe he meant he ran into one that was hiding in the field and took off running into the woods? I don't know, he could of also come across a crime being commited and as I read up in someone eles's comments he saw their face they saw his and they took him, there's endless possibilities, and I know it might of already been done because they said no activity on the phone but just in case if he had a google account and had the play store on his phone maybe logging into his account and getting the last location of the phone from the device manager? We're praying that he's found safe, but I can't help that this is almost similar to Brian Plunkett - 23 years old who disappeared and it took several months to find him.

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    1. I heard chased in the woods myself, it sounds like he stumbled upon something he shouldn't have. He saw something he shouldn't have and if it was in fact state troopers doing something wrong, this poor man is dead and will probably never be found.

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    2. I heard chased me into woods as well.I feel he stumbled upon something he shouldn't have or saw something he shouldn't have. If this does involve the state troopers doing something wrong then this poor man is dead and will never be found. So very sad

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  8. Yes im in the middle of a field, in freaking god knows where....

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  9. So I'm assuming the State Troopers log was checked and they do not show pulling anyone over at that time in that area?

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  10. Instead of "taken into the woods" I hear "chased into the woods". I think he was saying he had been chased into the woods. If he had run from someone, it would make sense that he was out of breath.

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    1. I get the feeling he was saying someone else was taken into the woods... sounded like "the first guy" and like he "ran right into them" like he rolled up on the scene.

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  11. I hear wispering that sounds like someone says he contacted the cops at 0:50 after the dispatcher says hello the first time.

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    1. I hear 2 gun shots maybe 3 after what sounds like he says "shot first guy" he goes quit so hopefully not being located . And if he says state trooper pulled over some one and troopers were up to no good he wouldn't ask for more cops to help..

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    2. I hear 2 gun shots maybe 3 after what sounds like he says "shot first guy" he goes quit so hopefully not being located . And if he says state trooper pulled over some one and troopers were up to no good he wouldn't ask for more cops to help..

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  12. This is what I hear :

    911 emergency

    Yes I'm in the middle of the field escaping just pushed some guys over
    Right here going towards abilene on both sides
    My truck ran out of gas
    There's one more here a guy chasin me through the woods please hurry

    Ok now run that by me one more

    (brandon started talking to somebody else at this point and said "look I'm talking to em" meaning he was talking to 911)

    (then he tells 911 "I totally ran into him" since the guy he was running from had found him)

    Dispatcher: ahh you ran into him? Ok

    (brandon talking to the guy that found him again said "?? The first guy" (something else was said while 911 was asking about ambulance) and the guy that found brandon said "yeah")

    Dispatcher: do you need an ambulance? (the "yeah" heard in the background was the other guy talking to brandon)

    Brandon: no I need police

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    1. I agree with the second person on the recording ... Might be the perp..

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    2. That is the conclusion I have also come to (opinion rather)..whoever he was running from caught up with him..I also explored the idea of maybe the state troopers or people acting as troopers had pulled someone over he walked up on it and for some reason ran and was mistaken for the perp and shot..but I know that may sound a little far fetched..I can understand his twang we talk the same way around here..just a puzzling case all together..pray that the family gets to the bottom of it someone out there obviously knows something hopefully their conscience will get the better of them..my grandfather was murdered and his body hid and the murderer has still not been arrested so he hasn't disclosed the location of where he put him..it is a horrible burden.

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    3. That is the conclusion I have also come to (opinion rather)..whoever he was running from caught up with him..I also explored the idea of maybe the state troopers or people acting as troopers had pulled someone over he walked up on it and for some reason ran and was mistaken for the perp and shot..but I know that may sound a little far fetched..I can understand his twang we talk the same way around here..just a puzzling case all together..pray that the family gets to the bottom of it someone out there obviously knows something hopefully their conscience will get the better of them..my grandfather was murdered and his body hid and the murderer has still not been arrested so he hasn't disclosed the location of where he put him..it is a horrible burden.

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    4. I can hear Brandon whisper "help me" towards the end of the call right after the 911 operator say's the 2nd hello. "hello?"......"hello?"... "help me" "hello?"

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    5. I put this audio clip into the free software OceanAudio and reduced the "noise". Its not really clear but you may be correct about the "help me". There is something there even with the noise removed. I cannot definitively say what is there and can only here it with head phones on, and the volume UP.

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  13. Does he really say "please hurry"? I keep understanding "police warrant". Not sure if that would make any more sense though....

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  14. It sounds very much like --- im out in here in the middle of a field / this state trooper just pulled some guys over / (we're?)..out here goin towards abileene on both sides (?)/ my truck ran out of gas / theres one car here, guys chasin me through the woods / please hurry / (and when i tried ?)...talkin to him / i accidentally ran into him / (just? not? ) ... the first guy / no i need the cops -------- i know its sounds as though hes out of breath, and that would make sense given his statement that he was being chased..... but i listened to the background sounds over and over and 2 things stick out and nag me. 1st when the dispatcher ask if he needs an ambulance its sounds like shes talking at the same time hes saying something, which sounds like --- i got shot --- that may just be mind play tricks with the sound. But #2 and the biggest to me is the background noise sounds like what you would hear if you were in the trunk of car thats traveling down the highyway/road and maybe passed under an overpass, or just over the concrete slabs of the road --- the constant hum that got louder in a uniform period of time followed by the 2 "bump" sounds; this occured clearly 3-5 times after his last word, while the dispatcher continues to say hello. He may have been relaying the story, possibly injured and definitely panicked which could account for both the out of breathness of his voice, and what other posters have said sounded like persons whispering in the background (their voices muffled by him being in a trunk ). This may make sense as well given he told his brother that he was "10mins up the road bleeding". I would check both directions the highways within 8 - 12 miles of where his truck was found for either a double set of overpasses, or concrete road structure that fits the timed "bumps". That may at least point to which direction he was taken. Hope this helps, and I pray for him and his family.

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  15. It sounds very much like --- im out in here in the middle of a field / this state trooper just pulled some guys over / (we're?)..out here goin towards abileene on both sides (?)/ my truck ran out of gas / theres one car here, guys chasin me through the woods / please hurry / (and when i tried ?)...talkin to him / i accidentally ran into him / (just? not? ) ... the first guy / no i need the cops -------- i know its sounds as though hes out of breath, and that would make sense given his statement that he was being chased..... but i listened to the background sounds over and over and 2 things stick out and nag me. 1st when the dispatcher ask if he needs an ambulance its sounds like shes talking at the same time hes saying something, which sounds like --- i got shot --- that may just be mind play tricks with the sound. But #2 and the biggest to me is the background noise sounds like what you would hear if you were in the trunk of car thats traveling down the highyway/road and maybe passed under an overpass, or just over the concrete slabs of the road --- the constant hum that got louder in a uniform period of time followed by the 2 "bump" sounds; this occured clearly 3-5 times after his last word, while the dispatcher continues to say hello. He may have been relaying the story, possibly injured and definitely panicked which could account for both the out of breathness of his voice, and what other posters have said sounded like persons whispering in the background (their voices muffled by him being in a trunk ). This may also make sense given he told his brother he was "10mins up the road and bleeding". I would check 8-12 miles in both direction for a double set of overpasses or section of roadway made from the concrete slabs that could have made the uniform "bump" sounds. That may get them looking in the direction he was taken. Hope this helps and I pray from him and his family.

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  16. It sounds like "one guy here" instead of "one car here."

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  17. In my mind, I feel POSITIVE that I hear him say "I think we just pushed some guys over". Then "There's one car here that got ??? through/to the woods". After that it could say "I ASSUME we ran into em". And then I think he says "Got the first guy". I definitely feel like it had to do w/ GUYS and he was w/ someone himself as he uses "we" at least twice.

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    1. I hear "I think" too. Not sure how I feel about the more popular thought of "staper/state trooper" I'm southern (Tennessee) born and raised and I feel very confident that it sounds like "I think" with a very exagerated drawl, which can become more drawn out when one is tired or in a hurry etc. This is the first I've read that someone agrees

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  18. In my mind, I feel POSITIVE that I hear him say "I think we just pushed some guys over". Then "There's one car here that got ??? through/to the woods". After that it could say "I ASSUME we ran into em". And then I think he says "Got the first guy". I definitely feel like it had to do w/ GUYS and he was w/ someone himself as he uses "we" at least twice.

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  19. In my mind, I feel POSITIVE that I hear him say "I think we just pushed some guys over". Then "There's one car here that got ??? through/to the woods". After that it could say "I ASSUME we ran into em". And then I think he says "Got the first guy". I definitely feel like it had to do w/ GUYS and he was w/ someone himself as he uses "we" at least twice.

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  20. what I get from this as a drinker he was already in the field away from the car to avoid a charge sheet .he was waiting for his brother to come but didn't want to get knicked .what he saying is someones stop three or two guys and one of em was chased into the woods he says hes hurt and then he says when I got talking to him he says they just ran into him ie him and his friends looks like they picked someone up and just stopped by his truck they get out he shot one of em the other got chased into the woods where Brandon was just waiting avoiding the cops. sounds to me like wrong place wrong time .If you listen he defo says a guy got chased into the woods hes hurt then he says he got talking to him the other guy the one who says yes to ambulance and he explains they just ran into him .my guess is they were taken from the seen at gun point in another motor that how his phone pinged three miles away so fast .My guess is the phone went quiet because the perp was coming staying silent coud of saved there lives .he was never chased into the woods he was already in there ive done it myself cant sit in a broken down car drunk.

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  21. yes iam in the middle of a field ##### pulled three or two guys over iam out here going towards ###### on both sides my truck ran out of gas theres one boy here he got chased into the woods hes pretty hurt when I got talking to him he said someone ran into em ###shot the first guy do you need an ambulance guy hes with says yes he says no cops .He was already in that field waiting for his brother nobody with drink in em stands by a broken dwn truck and with warrants that's bait .He was in the wrong place wrong time probably left the seen at gun point .it sounds to me like the other guy is chased into the woods where Brandon alredy is .Another car has ran into another to make it stop one is shot straight off another ran into the woods where Brandon was those people left that scene under stress he had no reason to ring cops if no body was comimg out to him he could of slept in his truck to a chance at a charge sheet better than sleeping in the elements with snakes and what not .God bless Brandon .

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  22. Im in the UK and English but i heard -

    Yes, im in the middle of a field, this guy friggin freaking out over it, apparently hes going towards "GRABBBING ME" on both sides, ive just ran out of gas, theres more folks that started chasing me, into the woods, please hurry, just when i was talking to him, ar he said he had an eight year old, thats the first guy, i think its rape, yes, no i need the cops

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    1. That is most definitely NOT what he said. "Yea, he said he had an eight year old, I'm out here bleeding to death, calling 911, but I wanted to tell you this guy here has an eight year old..." I also do not believe the phrase "I think it's rape" has or ever would be said. Brandon never says anything about rape but if he did, even as clearly uneducated as he is/was wouldn't say "I think it's rape", if you were calling to report ANOTHER person being raped, I feel that would be the focus of your call. Not, "I'm being chased into the woods, my car is out of gas, oh and by the way, my buddy's gettin' raped". I do not feel this was a sexual assault that Brandon called 911 about - "he's GRABBBING ME on both sides", lol!! I do not believe a man with 4 kids, who has been in prison & who worked in an oil field is calling 911 to report "being grabbed on both sides". But your transcription is highly entertaining at least :)

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  23. Am EWnglish from the UK, but i heard as -

    Yes, im in the middle of a field, this guy friggin freaking out over it, apparently hes going towards "GRABBING ME" on both sides, ive just ran out of gas, theres more folks here then he started chasing me, into the woods, please hurry, just when i was talking to him, ar he said he had an eight year old, thats the first guy, i think its rape, yes, no i need the cops

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  24. i think he says, ' yea, im in the middle of a field , I think we just screwed some guys over, ..out here going towards Abilene on both sides.." I cant tell what he says after, "we're not talking to them" but then it sounds like he says something about running into them?? and then says, "not the first time" instead of "not the first guy" idk maybe he did know them

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  25. I think he says " yea im in the middle of a field, I think we just screwed some guys over,..out here going towards Abilene on both sides.."

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  26. 911- 911 EMERGENCY?
    BRANDON- YES IM IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIELD THIS ----- WAS JUST PERCHING GUYS OVER, WE OUT HERE GOING TOWARDS ABLIN ON BOTH SIDES, MY TRUCK RAN OUT OF GAS, THERES ONE CAR HERE THAT GOT CHASED INTO THE WOODS,PLEASE HURRY
    911- OK,NOW RUN THAT BY ME...
    BRANDON- WERE NOT TALKING TO EM,I ACCIDENTLY RAN INTO HIM.
    911- AH,YOU RAN INTO HIM,OK
    BRANDON- YES THE FIRST GUY
    911- DO YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE?
    2ND MALE- YEH
    BRANDON- NO I NEED THE COPS
    911- OK,IS ANYBODY HURT?

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  27. 911- 911 EMERGENCY?
    BRANDON- YES IM IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIELD THIS ----- WAS JUST PERCHING GUYS OVER, WE OUT HERE GOING TOWARDS ABLIN ON BOTH SIDES, MY TRUCK RAN OUT OF GAS, THERES ONE CAR HERE THAT GOT CHASED INTO THE WOODS,PLEASE HURRY
    911- OK,NOW RUN THAT BY ME...
    BRANDON- WERE NOT TALKING TO EM,I ACCIDENTLY RAN INTO HIM.
    911- AH,YOU RAN INTO HIM,OK
    BRANDON- YES THE FIRST GUY
    911- DO YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE?
    2ND MALE- YEH
    BRANDON- NO I NEED THE COPS
    911- OK,IS ANYBODY HURT?

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  28. Here's what I got.
    "Yeah, I'm in the middle of a field, these guys were just pushing guys over" (cars are being run off the road?)
    "They're out here going toward Abiline on both sides" (2 or more cars using both lanes would cause other to be pushed off the road)
    "My truck ran out of gas, there's one car here got taken through the woods (driver of a car?)
    "Please hurry"
    (talking to another person)
    "No, we're not talking to them" (maybe them refers to the people pushing people off the road based on what I heard next, or other person thought Brandon was talking to the police)
    "I told you, I didn't know them" (other person might have thought that Brandon knew the guys running others off the road.)
    Operator:"Ahh so you ran in to him."
    Brandon: "Yeah, the first guy." (Brandon may mean that the first guy, who is injured next to him, got ran into by the others but I suppose there would have been debris is he is hurt that bad unless he got out of his car and was then hit)
    I also think the "Yeah" is from another person and Brandon is more concerned with their safety and wants cops there first.
    This is very interesting and I hope for ot gets solved soon so the family can get some sort of closure. And, if there was another person with him what was his fate? If there was no one else reported missing, then maybe he was alone. Odd.

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  29. Ok, after listening to it a few times more, I heard:
    "Yeah, I'm in the middle of a field, these guys were just pushing guys over, they're out here going toward Abiline on both sides." (sounds like 2 or more cars are usng both lanes and forcing people off the road).
    "My truck ran out of gas, there's one car here got taken through the woods' (possible the driver was taken?)
    "Please hurry."
    OPERATOR: Ok, run that by me again
    "there's one guy talking to em (or him)" (them being the guys running others off the road)
    then, as if he's seeing the events unfold before him
    "Ahh he totally ran into him"(maybe someone got hit with another car on purpose)
    "They just shot the first guy" (Another shot is heard after that and the operator talks over him. He may have said something to someone else here and the other replies yes to what Brandon says. Brandon is more afraid for his life so he tells the operator he wants the cops instead of an ambulance.

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    1. I thought I heard him say "they shot the first guy" also. The part that scares me the most is right towards the end of the call after the 911 operator says "hello?...hello?" after the 2nd hello, you can hear Brandon whisper "help me".

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    2. definitely 'help me' is there. this is what i got from the call and ive spent a lot of time on this:

      brandon: yes i'm in the middle of a field
      brandon: tay-p-r just pulled some guys over --------(pulled could be pushed)
      brandon: we're out here on alben on both sides ------ (for alben i guess he is reffering to abilene) ( my speculation - car on each side of road? def others there though)
      brandon: my truck ran out of gas
      brandon: theres one car here he got chased into the woods
      brandon: please hurry
      dispatcher: run that by me again.

      brandon: im not talkin' to em'
      brandon: i totally ran into em'

      dispatcher acknowledges: oh you ran into them------- (my speculation: dispatcher thinks he means crashed, brandon may mean: he happened upon them accidentally)

      unknown male in background: i'm taking em / i'm talking...

      brandon: not the first time / shot the first guy
      brandon as dispatcher asks about ambulance: that's not true (as if responding to the unknown male due to change in audio/ direction sound/ brandons voice)

      dispatcher: you need an ambulance?

      brandon: yes, no, i need the cops

      dispatcher talks....

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  30. Ok, after listening to it a few times more, I heard:
    "Yeah, I'm in the middle of a field, these guys were just pushing guys over, they're out here going toward Abiline on both sides." (sounds like 2 or more cars are usng both lanes and forcing people off the road).
    "My truck ran out of gas, there's one car here got taken through the woods' (possible the driver was taken?)
    "Please hurry."
    OPERATOR: Ok, run that by me again
    "there's one guy talking to em (or him)" (them being the guys running others off the road)
    then, as if he's seeing the events unfold before him
    "Ahh he totally ran into him"(maybe someone got hit with another car on purpose)
    "They just shot the first guy" (Another shot is heard after that and the operator talks over him. He may have said something to someone else here and the other replies yes to what Brandon says. Brandon is more afraid for his life so he tells the operator he wants the cops instead of an ambulance.

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  31. "Yes, I'm in the middle of a field. A sty-per just pulled some guys over right here going towards Abilene on Brontes side. My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here, a guy has taken to the woods. Please hurry.

    There's one guy talking to him. I accidentally (or actually) ran into them (or him).

    (Inaudible) yes (or just) the first guy.

    Ya, no, I need the cops.

    After looking at the map where his truck was found and considering he told his brother he was 10 minutes up the road from there, there is an area about 1.5 miles north of where his truck was found, immediately south of where 277 crosses the Colorado River. West of 277 are 2 fields. Directly across 277 (east) is a wooded area. I believe that's where he was when he made the call.

    He wasn't being chased, he was watching someone else run into the woods. One of two guys stopped by a "sty-per" (state trooper?). The other was taking to him (presumably the trooper). I get the impression that while the trooper was talking to the driver the passenger ran off into the woods. He was calling to get help for the trooper.

    Was this area just south of the river, and the river, searched?

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  32. I thought he'd said "state trooper" too at first but now after having reviewed the tape a number of times, I'm fairly confident he actually says SNIPER, something about a SNIPER taking guys out over here.

    I also have to say that I do not believe the "yeah" to be a second voice, I think he did say "yeah" and then quickly corrected his mistake, making it sound a little funny.

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    1. I heard sniper too.. any other lingo in Texas that sounds similar to sniper?.. He said it so fast. Why would he ask for cops if he saw a state trooper? He saw a "SNIPER"

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  33. It sounds like "a TANKER just pushed some guys over"...a tanker truck ran someone off the road maybe? - and then "there's one boy here who got taken through the woods"...followed by "they shot the first guy" ....can't make out the other things he says

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  34. It sounds like "a TANKER just pushed some guys over"...a tanker truck ran someone off the road maybe? - and then "there's one boy here who got taken through the woods"...followed by "they shot the first guy" ....can't make out the other things he says

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  35. I hear 'chased into the woods' which might make sense alongside the comment about running into 'them'. He was chased into the woods to avoid someone and ended up running into them?

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  36. dear wife of brandon(sorry forgot ur name),

    i want to first say im so sorry this has happened i couldnt imagine this happening to me and my family. my husband was in the military and we were in ft. hood for about 6 yrs so we know a little about texas and the small town "cops" and i thought ppl that listen to the 911 call say they thought they heard gun shots at the end after "is anyone hurt?" so i had my husband listen to the tape he knows alot about the sound of shots hes been to war. he says for sure no question about it at least 2 at the end and it sounded like a pistol. i know you dont want to even think about that but you will not be able to move on until you get answers. i honestly dont know what you could do with this info, its obviously not fact but i have had you and brandon on my mind for awhile and just felt like maybe this could help. i wish you and your family and his peace, however you get that peace im not sure but i hope you all do and soon.

    sincerly, angela (not a texas resident anymore!)

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  37. What i can here:
    "Yes, I'm in the middle of a field where this guy {can't get the word} just pursuing the other the other way... Got here going towards Abilene,{} .. My track run out of gas.. There is one car here {this guy chased us through} the woods. Please hurry."
    Here i think he talks to someone else/or to himself about more than one person and then something like:
    "He has/Yes, the first guy."
    And then as the emergency speaks again there is a loud noise and his voice says:
    "Is that a gunshot?"
    and then
    "Yes..! No, I need the cops!"

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  38. I hate this and pray they find him. I'm wandering if maybe a state trooper ran him over from what hes saying at the beginning..... U never know.

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  39. I mean no disrespect and it's pure speculation, but what about "bush rangers" and highway robbery?

    If he had already run out of fuel and was walking for town and "just ran into" a scene where "guys on both sides of the road were pulling cars over and had one already" and they "took the occupant of that car into the woods through the field" and the missing person was trying to help the victim by overpowering the "guys on both sides of the road"

    If he "got the first guy" and went into the field to try and rescue the car driver but accidentally ran into the second guy who injured the missing man and then chased him further, at this point the phone call was made.

    The thump sounds could be the phone falling to the ground.
    I hear the "not talking" comment as him telling 911 he is not going to discuss this as it increased the risk of being found.

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  40. My humble opinion (I'm Australian so the accent might throw me off)

    I'll just type what I hear Brandon say

    "Yes I'm in the middle of a field"

    "A state trooper just pushed some guys over"
    ( state trooper is slurred and pushed could be pulled)

    "Right here going towards abileene on both sides"

    "My truck ran out of gas"

    "There's one car here got chased into the woods"
    ( now it could be there's one guy here but it does sound more like car)

    "Please hurry"

    "There's one guy talkin to em"

    "I totally ran into em"

    "Inaudible" ( the dispatcher is talking over the voice)

    "Got the first guy"

    "Inaudible" (again dispatcher is talking over the voice)

    "Yeah" ( ok this is definitely NOT said by Brandon, I would say 99.9% sure it's a different male in the background saying "yeah" he does need an ambulance)

    "No I need the cops"

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  41. My humble opinion (I'm Australian so the accent might throw me off)

    I'll just type what I hear Brandon say

    "Yes I'm in the middle of a field"

    "A state trooper just pushed some guys over"
    ( state trooper is slurred and pushed could be pulled)

    "Right here going towards abileene on both sides"

    "My truck ran out of gas"

    "There's one car here got chased into the woods"
    ( now it could be there's one guy here but it does sound more like car)

    "Please hurry"

    "There's one guy talkin to em"

    "I totally ran into em"

    "Inaudible" ( the dispatcher is talking over the voice)

    "Got the first guy"

    "Inaudible" (again dispatcher is talking over the voice)

    "Yeah" ( ok this is definitely NOT said by Brandon, I would say 99.9% sure it's a different male in the background saying "yeah" he does need an ambulance)

    "No I need the cops"

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  42. it seems Brandon is saying he is presently in a field, a state trooper pulled some guys over or had pulled some guys over and then possibly assaulted them which is why Brandon sounds like he says "pushed some guys over".

    He then states the location, that he ran out of gas and he and one of the guys were chased into the woods by the troopers or one of them. It makes more sense to say there's one guy here as later there is a distinctive second voice but to me it really sounds like "there's one car here" perhaps he means one trooper car or one car with some "guys" in it.

    He then tell the dispatcher to please hurry, if Brandon was afraid of his warrant he wouldn't be calling 911 at all let alone asking for cops and for them to hurry.

    I think he then says there's one guy talkin to em which would make sense that the troopers pull over two guys and then it becomes violent that perhaps the trooper uses unnecessary force and pushes them over?

    He then states "I totally ran into em" which could mean after he ran out of gas he was walking around or towards town and stumbled upon some altercation with troopers and two males?

    He then states "got the first guy" which could mean he has the first guy with him running into the woods or the troopers have the first guy which makes sense as he said there's one guy talkin to em.

    There's inaudible before and after the statement got the first guy, unfortunately the dispatcher is talking at he same time, it almost from what I can hear of this Brandon is talking to someone else a little quieter, or the other person is saying something, like they are both discussing and confirming the events.

    Then when the dispatcher asks if they need an ambulance I'm very sure a second male states "yeah" possibly because he is hurt from the assault. Straight after Brandon states "no I need the cops"
    I don't believe this second male is a danger otherwise he wouldn't say he needs an ambulance nor would Brandon be taking to the police in the way he is ( which is tense and adrenaline spiked but not terrified or being attacked)

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  43. This is what I surmise happened.

    Brandon runs out of gas on a lonely road and calls his brother for help, from what I have read all seems ok at this point.

    I think Brandon then starts walking towards possible vehicle lights further up the road or just starts wandering up or down the road and comes upon state troopers who have pulled over a car with two males ( this is all based on what I BELIEVE I hear on the 911 recording)
    He then witnesses possible excessive force on behalf of the troopers to the two men perhaps pushing them over.
    He and one of the men fear for their safety and run or are chased into the woods by the troopers ( if that is what Brandon says at the beginning)

    There he makes a phone call to 911 gives his information which after running and being in fear is a little jumbled. One guy is obviously still talking to the troopers as he says one guy is talkin to em and got the first guy. Then when asked if they need an ambulance one guy says yeah but Brandon thinks they need the cops.

    I then think they had to be quiet as someone was then looking for them.

    It seems Brandon made another call to his brother and then his partner I think I read which talks about him bleeding and hiding from the cops and being 10 minutes up the road which could now make more sense. I think he isn't hiding from the cops coming to help he's hiding from the troopers!

    I'm sorry this is so long, I just wanted to be thorough. The key is deciphering what Brandon says at the beginning, if it really is state troopers, he is basically identifying who is threatening him. I think he was probably found at some point and possibly killed for what he saw.
    I hope the family finds peace and justice!

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  44. I am in the middle of the field here and a state trooper just pulled some guys over right here going towards Abilene. there one car here and he got taken to the woods. please hurry we were not talking to them I just ran into them. He got the first guy. No I need the cops. That is what it sounds like. I agree it sounded like he had said.

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  45. Being a Texan, and coming across such an odd disappearance like this really shocked me. Based on the exchange, its apparent Brandon is out of breath and obviously disturbed at something he witnessed. Sounds like he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s clear to me that he ran into a situation that involved a state trooper and an incident which appeared to include others. His words are clear in my opinion. Listen to the recorded exchange with the 911 operator and compare it to this:
    “Yes, I'm in the middle of a field. A state trooper just pulled some guys over. Right here going to Abilene, on both sides. My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here got chased into the woods. Please hurry.”
    I agree the next response is open to discussion. Brandon was either out of breath or overwhelmed with fear: “And when I was talking to him, I suddenly ran into him.” Was Brandon talking to one of the guys running from the state trooper and then runs into the state trooper?
    Brandon then accounts, “he got the first guy.” Was he referring to the state trooper getting the first guy? Suggests other guys in the picture? I would be interested to know if there are any records of state troopers in the area on that fateful night. Was this a bust gone bad or something fraudulent from the state trooper end? Was there any evidence of tire tracks on the area, or some off-road driving? Not trying to point fingers at law enforcement officers, but something is amiss.

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    1. Totally with you Lex. To the T my brother. To the T.

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  46. I am confident he is saying "guy chasin' me through the woods".

    Could be that some crazy person saw his car pulled over, got out, got aggressive and started chasing him through the woods. he's in distress tired from running, and not making a whole lot of sense

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  47. I'm confident he says "guy is chasin' me through the woods"

    Could be that some crazy nut-job saw his car pulled over, got aggressive and started chasing him. He sounds distressed, tired from running and was trying to articulate what was happening but couldnt very well b/c of the stressful situation he was in

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  48. I'm in the middle of a field, "state trooper" Just pulled some guy's over

    If you think about what a Texas accent from the Abilene area sounds like, country folk type accent, n I live close to this area, sounds to me not like stapler, but state trooper

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  49. Also, after hearing the 911 call and slowing it down even further I can make out that Brandon say "there's one car here. You got Texas. One?" Could he have been trying to read a license plate? Others say they hear Brandon saying "please hurry" but I swear I hear "three parties"

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  50. This is what I hear Brandon saying and what I think he means
    "Yes I'm in the middle of a field escapin their (he is out of breath and talking fast along with his southern drawl he runs the words escapin and their together it come outs scaper) pushing guys over." I have a heavy southern accent and a use a southern vocabulary. I asked myself what would I mean by pushing guys over if I was on a highway, the only thing I could think of was pushing people over a bridge. When I looked at the location on Google maps The Colorado River is a little over a mile away, going north toward Abeline, from where his truck ran out of gas and has a bridge on highway 277. "Right here goin towards Abilene on both sides", I thinks this means they were pushing guys over both sides of the bridge. "My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here. The guy's chasin (he swallows and takes a deep breath, the word me does not come out) through the woods. Please hurry." There was one guy talking to em." (his mind is probably going a hundred miles an hour and he is skipping around situation trying to explain) "I accidentally ran into em. Shot the first guy." I think this means when he accidentally walked up on the situation he saw some people shoot one person and another person was talking to them and they pushed them both off the bridge. The next thing is while the operator is talking it sounds like he says "got shot". I don't think he is saying yeah I think he is reacting to being shot. "No I need the cops."

    I think the sounds that are heard at the end is a vehicle passing by on the highway near by. Sounds like car tires hitting the seams in the road. Also the voice in the background sounds like he says "We catch you".

    I was wondering if anyone else can here a deep voice, right before the operator says "Do you need an ambulance?" I think I here one say "You know you're going to die right". May be my imagination.

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  51. I gave the recording to an emergency operator he says its 'theres a guy here chasin me through the woods' or to words of that effect. You can also deduct that he was calling and wanting the police due to being chased, he is not injured at that time, and seems to have been waiting roadside when this started. Withstanding his warrants, he calls the police once they needed. whatever happened, was a result of him waiting roadside, not hiding away due to warrants.

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  52. The earlier comment of a bridge made sense.

    Both sides (ends) of the bridge?
    Pushing people over the bridge?
    The gunshots? Sound a lot like a car hitting railroad tracks or the start of a bridge.

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  53. With all the odd things that are going on in the 911 phone call, what freaks me out is a "distant" sounding "Help me" when the 911 operator repeatedly asks "Hello?". Sounds like when you speak into the phone from a few meters away.
    It's in the first video located at 54 seconds. Close your eyes and listen to "the background". I think he says "Help me"?

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  54. It sounds to me like he says "there's one boy here got taken to the woods". Not "car". Common reference to a man as used in Texas.

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    1. In the high pitched version, it sounds like "there's an old boy here, he got taken to the woods".

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  55. I swear I can hear a very faint "help me" at :55. Listen again.

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  56. I swear I can hear a very faint "help me" at :55. Listen again.

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  57. In the last recording, the faint "help me" can be beard heard at about 1:03

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    1. Damn that's extremely unnerving, I hear it too, so quietly

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  58. I don’t see any updates to this case so I’d like to translate the 911 call and propose a hypothesis of what happened.
    I’m sorry but most all the replies have gotten this totally wrong. It’s actually simple

    This is what was going on when he made the call:

    He was driving down the road intoxicated and maybe under the influence of other drugs. He accidently scraped and pushed some guys (another car) over while driving. Perhaps a car was parked on the side of the road and one or more of the occupants were out of the car and he scraped their car and/or a person as he went passed. Or he scraped them and ran them off the road as he tried to pass them. Then Brandon’s car ran out of gas and he got scared and ran into the field to hide from the guys he scraped before they caught up to him. They saw his truck pulled over and they got out with weapons (guns) and started trying to find Brandon. They were looking on both sides of the road. These guys were probably very mad and were yelling threatening things as they ran around in the wood (fields) on both sides of the road. There is one car there (besides Brandon’s). Brandon says that he is not talking to them (because he is hiding) and that he totally ran into them, meaning he hit them with his car.
    Now what happened from there is anyone’s guess, but one of two things likely happened. Either these guys found Brandon and killed him, or Brandon got away and then somehow died in the woods. Maybe a heart attack or fell and hit his head or something. However, given that none of the guys that were out there chasing him have come forward to explain what happened, they probably shot and killed Brandon.

    This is what he said on the 911 call:

    “Yes I’m in the middle of a field. I scraped and just pushed some guys over”.
    “They’re out here going towards Aberline on both sides”.
    “My truck ran out of gas”.
    “There’s one car here, guys chasing me thru the woods.”
    “Please hurry”.
    “I’m not talking to them. I totally ran into them”. (or him)
    “Just the first guy”.
    “Yeah, no I need the cops”.

    So that’s what happened. Maybe is evidence on the side of Brandon’s truck or maybe he just actually scraped a person. That’s the family should be looking.


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  59. Here is my preliminary take on the call. I slowed it down and monkeyed around with noise reduction, equalization etc. The "..." are parts that I haven't decided on yet or are unintelligble to me.

    Brandon: Yes, I’m in the middle of a field...this guy was just…

    Brandon: ...caught him going towards the outer rail on both sides.

    Brandon: My truck ran out of gas...

    Brandon: There’s one car here…

    Brandon: Gotta chase….woods.

    (I don’t think the next statement is “Please Hurry.” Sounds like “Please Learns”. I know it doesn’t make sense, but that’s what it sounds like. I just can't get the three sylablles of "Please Hurry" out of it, only two. And to me the last word ends in "s". Maybe I'm crazy.)

    Operator: Ok, now run that by me one more…

    Brandon: Because when I’m talkin’ to em….

    Brandon: I totally ran into em’.

    Dispatcher: Ahh. You ran into em. Ok.

    Brandon: I just shot the first guy.

    Dispatcher: You need an Ambulance? (Talks over Brandon)

    (unknown voice) Yes! (this person sounds desperate and pleading to me. I think someone is injured)

    Brandon: No, I need the cops.

    Dispatcher: O.K.

    Dispatcher: Is anybody hurt?

    *wind sounds. Then sounds like a car is accelerating*

    Dispatcher: Hello?

    *I hear more car engine revs in this part, where the dispatcher is saying Hello over and over.*

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  60. I don’t see any updates to this case so I’d like to translate the 911 call and propose a hypothesis of what happened.
    It’s actually simple. In this line of work, all probabilities usually lead to a simple occurance.
    This is what was going on when he made the call.
    He was driving down the road intoxicated and maybe under the influence of other drugs. He accidently scraped and pushed some guys (another car) over while driving. Perhaps a car was parked on the side of the road and one or more of the occupants were out of the car and he scraped their car and/or a person as he went passed. Or he scraped them and ran them off the road as he tried to pass them. In other words, he sideswiped them. Then Brandon’s car ran out of gas and he got scared and ran into the field to hide from the guys he scraped before they caught up to him. They saw his truck pulled over and they got out with weapons (guns) and started trying to find Brandon. They were looking on both sides of the road. These guys were probably very mad and were yelling threatening things as they ran around in the wood (fields) on both sides of the road. There is one car there (besides Brandon’s). Brandon says that he is not talking to them (because he is hiding) and that he totally ran into them, meaning he hit them with his car.
    Now what happened from there is anyone’s guess, but one of two things likely happened. Either these guys found Brandon and killed him, or Brandon got away and then somehow died in the woods. Maybe a heart attack or fell and hit his head or something. However, given that none of the guys that were out there chasing him have come forward to explain what happened, they probably shot and killed Brandon.
    This is what he said on the 911 call.

    “Yes I’m in the middle of a field. I scraped and just pushed some guys over”.
    “They’re out here going towards Aberline on both sides”.
    “My truck ran out of gas”.
    “There’s one car here, guys chasing me thru the woods.”
    “Please hurry”.
    “I’m not talking to them. I totally ran into them”. (or him)
    “Just the first guy”.
    “Yeah, no I need the cops”.

    So that’s what happened. Maybe is evidence on the side of Brandon’s truck or maybe he just actually scraped a person. That’s the family should be looking. The investigation should follow this line of inquiry.

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  61. I don’t see any updates to this case so I’d like to translate the 911 call and propose a hypothesis of what happened.

    It’s actually simple. In this line of work, all probabilities usually lead to a simple occurrence.
    This is what was going on when he made the call.

    He was driving down the road intoxicated and maybe under the influence of other drugs. He accidentally scraped and pushed some guys (another car) over while driving. In other words, he sideswiped them. Perhaps a car was parked on the side of the road and one or more of the occupants were out of the car and he scraped their car and/or a person as he went passed. Or he scraped them and ran them off the road as he tried to pass them. Then Brandon’s car ran out of gas and he got scared and ran into the field to hide from the guys he scraped before they caught up to him. They saw his truck pulled over and they got out with weapons (guns) and started trying to find Brandon. They were looking on both sides of the road. These guys were probably very mad and were yelling threatening things as they ran around in the wood (fields) on both sides of the road. There is one car there (besides Brandon’s). Brandon says that he is not talking to them (because he is hiding) and that he totally ran into them, meaning he hit them with his car.

    Now what happened from there is anyone’s guess, but one of two things likely happened. Either these guys found Brandon and killed him, or Brandon got away and then somehow died in the woods. Maybe a heart attack or fell and hit his head or something. However, given that none of the guys that were out there chasing him have come forward to explain what happened, they probably shot and killed Brandon.

    This is what he said on the 911 call.

    “Yes I’m in the middle of a field. I scraped and just pushed some guys over”.
    “They’re out here going towards Aberline on both sides”.
    “My truck ran out of gas”.
    “There’s one car here, guys chasing me thru the woods.”
    “Please hurry”.
    “I’m not talking to them. I totally ran into them”. (or him)
    “Just the first guy”.
    “Yeah, no I need the cops”.

    So that’s what happened. Maybe is evidence on the side of Brandon’s truck or maybe he just actually scraped a person. That’s the family should be looking.

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  62. Under the slow version of the 911 call, at 1:39 you can hear a distant voice say "who's back here" which was very chilling.

    -Eric

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  63. In the slow version at 1:39 you can hear a distant voice say "who's back here" which was very chilling.

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  64. It sounds to me like "there's one boar here, the guy chased him into the woods." I've lived in the south for 20 years, and that's what I hear.

    Listen to his inflection when he says "the guy told me he ran into 'em." It doesn't sound to me like he's talking about people, because of the way his inflection comes down at the end, like the situation is more sad than freaky. To me it sounds a lot more like an animal attack than a situation with actual armed people (which would reveal much more fear in his voice... and probably much more of an attempt to be quiet).

    I figure he walked away from his truck to get gas, and then he came across a transient guy who was being was chased by boar. He is explaining that "when I was talking to him, the guy told me he ran into 'em." If it was people then how would they both have been able to run away and talk about it? Sounds like a group of boar to me. The other guy scared them into the woods temporarily, but then "they got the first guy" and Brandon ran away and made his call. That would explain why even though Brandon was a heavy, out-of-shape guy (230 lbs but only 5'9"), he could get away from them just by running into a field... but then the boar caught up with him too. There wouldn't be much left of Brandon if it was a big group.




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    1. Wow! This is a great possibility!

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    2. I totally agree with the above, especially the 2nd paragraph. He's saying that there is one boar here (near where he was), he got chased through the woods (now in a field) but instead of a transient I think he is telling the operator something like (not verbatim), -when I talked to Joe (someone Brandon had talked to previously), he (Joe) told me he (Joe) ran into them (Joe or someone Joe was talking about who had an encounter with boars and got hurt), and Brandon says they got the first guy (Joe or Joe's friend got hurt) and "I totally ran into them", like he couldn't believe it after Joe's story. He doesn't need an ambulance, he not hurt then, but he needs help so he wants the cops (who have guns). Either he got injured/killed running away from the boars or the boars injured/killed him, unfortunately.

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  65. During the recording when the operator says "run that by me" Brandon has already started to say something else and we get the end of what he is saying - "....tell ya we're not talking to 'em".

    When the operator asks "Do you need an ambulance?" there is a conversation happening on the phone between Brandon and someone else. After she asks the question you hear another man respond "There!" not 'yeah' like everyone is saying. Listen to it again. He definitely says "There!" It's especially clear on the slowed down version.

    At the end, right before the operator's first "Hello?" you hear someone whisper something. I can't make it out but it sounds like "Kusette". It definitely starts with a 'K' sound.

    Here's what I get:

    911: 911 Emergency
    Brandon: Yes, I'm in the middle of a field escape for just (....) guys over. I'm out here going towards Abeline on both sides. My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here, a guy chased him through the woods. Please hurry. 911: OK. Now run that by me...
    Brandon: (....) tell ya we're not talking to 'em. I totally ran in to 'em.
    911: Ahhhh, you ran in to 'em. OK.
    Brandon: That's your first guy.
    911: Do you need an ambulance?
    Unknown: There!
    Brandon: No, I need the cops.
    911: OK. Is anybody hurt?
    Unknown: Kusette.
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?

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  66. During the recording when the operator says "run that by me" Brandon has already started to say something else and we get the end of what he is saying - "we're not talking to 'em".

    When the operator asks "Do you need an ambulance?" there is a conversation happening on the phone between Brandon and someone else. After she asks the question you hear another man respond "There!" not 'yeah' like everyone is saying. Listen to it again. He definitely says "There!" It's especially clear on the slowed down version.

    At the end, right before the operator's first "Hello?" you hear someone whisper something. I can't make it out but it sounds like "Kusette". It definitely starts with a 'K' sound.

    Here's what I get:

    911: 911 Emergency
    Brandon: Yes, I'm in the middle of a field escape for just (....) guys over. I'm out here going towards Abeline on both sides. My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here, a guy chased him through the woods. Please hurry. 911: OK. Now run that by me...
    Brandon: (....) tell ya we're not talking to 'em. I totally ran in to 'em.
    911: Ahhhh, you ran in to 'em. OK.
    Brandon: That's your first guy.
    911: Do you need an ambulance?
    Unknown: There!
    Brandon: No, I need the cops.
    911: OK. Is anybody hurt?
    Unknown: Kusette.
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?

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  67. After Brandon says "please hurry" a voice can be heard whispering "turn around". Its clear on the slow version and can be heard clearly through headphones.It is literally right after the word 'hurry'.

    When the operator says "run that by me" Brandon has already started to say something else and we get the end of what he is saying - "...tell ya we're not talking to 'em".

    When the operator asks "Do you need an ambulance?" there is a conversation happening on the phone between Brandon and someone else. After she asks the question you hear another man respond "There!" not 'yeah' like everyone is saying. Listen to it again. He definitely says "There!" It's clear on the slowed down version, again especially through headphones. Possibly the man he's with is pointing out something to Brandon or someone else has found Brandon and is pointing his location out.

    At the end, right before the operator's first "Hello?" you hear someone whisper something. I can't make it out but it sounds like "Kusette". It definitely starts with a 'K' sound.

    Here's what I get:

    911: 911 Emergency
    Brandon: Yes, I'm in the middle of a field escape for just (....) guys over. I'm out here going towards Abeline on both sides. My truck ran out of gas. There's one car here, a guy chased him through the woods. Please hurry. Unknown: Turn around
    911: OK. Now run that by me...
    Brandon: (....) tell ya we're not talking to 'em. I totally ran in to 'em.
    911: Ahhhh, you ran in to 'em. OK.
    Brandon: That's your first guy.
    911: Do you need an ambulance?
    Unknown: There!
    Brandon: No, I need the cops.
    911: OK. Is anybody hurt?
    Unknown: Kusette.
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?
    911: Hello?

    It would be very useful if someone could tone down or remove the operators voice from this exchange as she talks over Brandon quite a bit and we're missing evidence.

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  68. Here is my translation

    part 1
    his truck ran out of gas, there are some state troopers on both sides pulling some guys over, they're taking a car into the woods. please hurry.
    * deep breaths * (guy was terrified of something)
    part 2
    i went to them and ran into them, they got the first guy... (he noticed something was messed up was really scared for his life and was unable to coherently communicate his fear
    and ran into the woods never to be seen again)
    * windy * - * maybe foot steps *

    end translation

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  69. I am confused, did he call his brother after he made the 911 call?

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  70. After the dispatcher says "Ah, you ran into them", I heard "it's not the first time"
    This is what I heard before I read any transcripts

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  72. Here's what I hear...

    Yes I’m in the middle of a field.

    A [staper / skiper] just [pulled / pushed / screwed] some guy[s] over.
    Out here going towards Abilene [on both sides / on Bronte side].

    My truck ran out of gas, there’s one car here, [guy / got] chased [him / me] into the woods.
    Please hurry.

    …and we’re not talkin’ to [him / ’em]. Ahh, I totally ran into him.

    (Here it sounds like a second person on Brandon’s end says “detective”;
    it's possible someone else asking is Brandon a question, to which he responds:)
    Just the first guy.

    Yes– no, I need the cops.

    Is anyone else hearing the second voice say "Detective" before Brandon says "Just the first guy"? The tone almost sounds like he's identifying himself as such.

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  73. I justed listened to the tape for several hours and I'm pretty sure I've got it on 99% deciphered. You may be surprised with the result, but just play it several times and read my interpretation. I'm pretty sure an objective look would agree with me. Here it is:
    operator: 911 what is your emergency? (from here on, I will write only what he says, as there is no point to write the 911 operator's words, as they are clear)
    Brandon Lawson: Yeah! I'm in the middle of a field - if Skype would just perish and dies over... Right here - going toward Abilene on Bronte's side...
    My truck ran out of gas, there's one call here - you gotta type it (tape it) to the word(s)! Please, hurry!
    ...
    And when I'm talking to 'em, I'll tell what I need to 'em.
    (here he means he would explain more thorough when he talks to the people searching for him directly, as he's concerned that his phone might die. Operator mistakenly understands he ran into someone, and says "oooh, you ran into 'em". Brandon takes that as a confirmation of his suggestion that he would explain more when he gets to talk to the searchers, and reitteraters: Yes, the first guy!)
    BL: Yes, the first guy.
    But then, when 911 operator asks if someone is hurt, there's no response - it's just silence, as what Brandon was fearing from the beginning just happened - his battery died down...
    So - there you have it - it's very clear to me what he says is just what a person that is stranded somewhere in the middle of a field and whose battery is almost gone attempts to convey to a 911 operator, so that some help can be sent on the way for him to be located. There's nothing neferious, no people chasing him, no other car, no state trooper who "pulled some guys over", and Brandon is totally in his right mind, he's not delusional, drunk, drugged, or anything - he is just stranded and needs help, while his phone is dying... That is all!

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    1. Veselin, I like this comment "And when I'm talking to 'em, I'll tell what I need to 'em" ...it very well could be that, or close to it.
      However, the rest I question as Brandon did make another phone call (so phone didn't lose power, as your thoughts) a bit after that 911 call to his brother. However, since brother was at the scene and talking to the trooper...brothers girlfriend talked to Brandon who she "assumed he was hiding" and heard him say "he was bleeding" and she did not divulge to troopers that it was Brandon she was talking to. Course that alarm rang once realized that whatever happened to Brandon...he needed a cop, requested one on the 911 call and he also vanished. Keep in mind, it was days before the family learned Brandon called 911. I don't believe the troopers at scene even knew he called 911. I believe they came out because a truck driver reported an abandoned truck was parked half hazardly on the roadway.

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  74. I'm totally not reading through the whole comment section on this - but here's my two cents. . . I think Brandon might have happened upon the scene of DPS activity. It sounds like he said state troopers had pulled someone over, and that possibly the trooper chased someone into the woods, or the trooper was being chased into the woods. It sounds to me like "he shot the first guy already" and that Brandon was playing the part of good samaritan by staying with this first subject, who you can clearly say "yeah" when the dispatcher asked if anyone needed an ambulance. Brandon isn't thinking "ambulance" he's thinking cops... someone to come help him and this trooper because there are other people on scene.

    There are two distinct gunshots in the distance just before the dispatcher says "Hello?" three times. Now whether it's DPS involvement that is attempting to cover up the crime... or the second subject who ended up murdering a trooper and destroying all evidence of a patrol unit and bodies... that's for the professionals to figure out.

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  75. Hi, english is not my first language but I lived in the states for a while.. here's what i understood/my theory:
    Yes Im in the middle of a field / Escape (The car ???) just threw some guy over / Right here towards *** on Bronte side / My truck ran out of gas / There's one car here he got taken to the woods (as in a car accident ? car went off the road and into the field?)
    He's hurt or Please hurry..
    No we're not talking to 'em (the people that caused the accident?)
    I totally ran into 'em
    Got/that's the first guy

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  76. At one point it sounds like he says "He got the first guy". Brandon clearly is frightened and his blood is pumping and I believe he is struggling to figure out what is going on and I believe he is asked by someone if he is speaking with 911. He then lies and is forced to hang up. I agree he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I believe there were multiple predators and multiple prey (Brandon being one)> I think Brandon may have been speaking to a predator thinking he was hiding with the other prey.

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  77. So, THIS clip is from September 2014. A killer stalking the highways? I'm sorry I dunno anything about the area but this just seems like an odd coincidence if nothing else. Who's with me?
    http://www.ktxs.com/video/murder-on-the-road-homicide-investigated-along-highway-277/12347402

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  79. Listen to this starting at 50% with noise reds at different levels. The most clear it becomes to me is at 83%: Noise Red amount-3, threshold 2 however the background voices are most clear at different variations (won't bore you).

    B- Yes I'm in the middle of the field, a (st) aper just pushed some guys over. They're out here going towards Abli___ on both sides. My truck ran out of gas, there's one part here you gotta take the ditch into the woods. Please hurry

    Dispatcher

    B Guy thinks I'm talking to him, I told him I didn't know him.

    Dispatcher

    Voice 1- (85%, amount 25, threshold 2) That's mean (or something to that effect..the voice is further away)

    B- That's the first guy

    Dispatcher asks about ambulance but intermingled is what sounds like another voice (voice 2 male)- I got bullets

    Voice 3 female *best guess* (65%, 25, 2) also (50%,3,2) Who's in there?

    B-No, I need the cops

    Dispatcher

    Various sounds (possibly recording related) after/during hellos- small dog bark or distant yells.


    One final voice at the end that would almost sound like a whisper (possible on dispatcher's end) but when using the previous audio tweaks actually sounds like a distant scream of "no".

    Captured from 911 tape at normal speed via Garage Band. Evaluated using Camtasia at 150% audio boost and full volume on computer using logitech headphones.

    *Voices that are mingled in the recording seem further away from the phone except for the voice that asks or says something to the effect of "who's in there" which is much closer to the phone. At full speed it almost sounds like B breaths or hesitates but if you section it out it breaks down differently.

    Love and prayers to the family and friends. <3

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  80. Sounds like he says a state trooper has a car pulled over his truck ran out of gas and the guy is chasing him into the woods.

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  81. I grew up talking like this in the Deep South. I still have relatives who speak like this. You might say this is my native young he.
    Here is my best translation after numerous, repeated listening.

    OPERATOR: 911 Emergency?

    "Yes, I'm in the middle of a field (What is Brandon calling a field along that god-forsaken stretch of Hwy 277?)
    "A state trooper just pulled some guys over.
    We're out here goin' towards Abilene "ON BOTH SIDES"***
    My truck ran out of gas.
    Theres one car here, thuh guys "taken"** to the woods. (**A very southern expression as in: The boys knew their Paw was gonna whup 'em so they taken to the woods to hide.)
    Please hurry."
    OPERATOR: OK, now run that by me one more time.
    WHILE THE OPERATOR IS SPEAKING TO HIM BRANDON SAYS TO SOMEONE WITH HIM: "Naw! We're not talking' to 'em!" - referring to the police or whoever pulled the guys over that was chasing them.

    BACK TO THE OPERATOR: "I "TOTALLY"* ran into 'em." (*TOTALLY - stressing I'm not with them. I don't know them, and I've never seen them before. I just ran into them when they got pulled over and started running near where I was.)
    OPERATOR: Ahhhh, you ran into ''em. OK.
    (Distant sound of gunshot)
    BRANDON, "They juss shot the firss guy."
    (More gunshots in the distance)
    Brandon: "I...I...I..."
    OPERATOR: Do you need an ambulance?
    Someone beside Brandon, "Yeah."
    Brandon: "No, I need the cawps (cops).
    OPERATOR: OK. Is anybody hurt?
    Hello?
    Hello?
    Hello?

    ***ON BOTH SIDES - We're out here goin' twards Abilene on both sides. The men in the pulled over car scattered and started running all directions. Brandon started running with them. Some are on the left side of the road and some are on the right side of the road, but all of them are running north along 277 toward Abilene "on both sides" of the road.

    With all due respect to everyone.
    Jim

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  82. I discovered this case just today, so I am completely new to it and have much to read about it. but I had to comment something about the theory of Mr. Lawson saying "state trooper". Would it not be pretty easy to confirm whether there as even an incident involving LE in that specific area at that time?

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  83. Am i the only person who hears "i told them i didn't know them" instead of "i totally ran into them?" I've been listening to the True Crime Garage podcast on this episodes today and while i agree with most of the transcript, i hear this part differently.

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