Authorities in South Carolina have released the recording of a 911 call made the night Alex Murdaugh reportedly discovered the bodies of his wife and son, who had been fatally shot.
FITS News obtained the recording via a FOIA request amid scarce updates on the investigation into the June 7 killings of Maggie Murdaugh, 52; and Paul Murdaugh, 22. Police have not yet named any suspects of persons of interest. As previously reported, Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial for boating under the influence charges in the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach in February 2019.
In the 911 call, made at 10:07 p.m. on June 7, Alex Murdaugh is heard crying and with gasped breathing as he frantically asks for help.
“it’s bad,” Murdaugh is heard saying to a Colleton County dispatcher identified as Angel Fraser.
“Okay and are they breathing?” Fraser asks.
“No ma’am,” Murdaugh says.
“And you said its your wife and your son?” Fraser asks.
“It’s my wife and my son,” Murdaugh says. “They’re on the ground out in my kennel.”
Another emergency dispatcher joins the call, and after Murdaugh says something inaudible, the dispatcher asks if his son is breathing.
“No, nobody’s breathing,” Murdaugh says.
Alex Murdaugh is heard telling the dispatchers that he had just arrived to the residence when he found his wife and son. Asked if he heard anything, Murdaugh says, “No ma’am I’ve been gone … I just came back.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Murdaugh is said to have been at a hospital visiting his ailing father, who died of natural causes later that week. There have also been reports that the Murdaugh’s marriage was in trouble at the time of the murders.
In the call, after a dispatcher asks Murdaugh not to touch the bodies, he admits that he already did, to see if his wife and son were still breathing.
As previously reported, investigators determined that Maggie Murdaugh and Paul Murdaugh were fatally shot with different weapons.
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