EULESS -- While a grieving family prepares for their daughter's memorial service on Saturday, News 8 has obtained the 911 call made by her accused killer just hours after the young teacher's death.
Robert Earley, 33, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Emily Lambert.
Lambert was a popular third grade teacher in Richardson who was visiting Earley in Carlsbad, N.M., over the weekend.
In the audio call made on Sunday morning, Earley tells a 911 operator, "[Lambert] hasn't made it back to the hotel. I don't know where she went. She was talking about leaving with some other guy and she hasn't made it back."
At another point during the call, he continues to initially blame Emily for disappearing.
"I've been pacing since 5:30 this morning... She was pretty intoxicated and has some insecurities," he said.
According to a criminal complaint, Earley and Lambert spent part of the night before at a local bar near their motel.
When police started interviewing Earley after he placed the 911 call, they became suspicious when his story started changing. He eventually led them to a field behind a barn on the outskirts of town where Lambert's body was discovered.
"He actually placed a rope around her neck and drug her with vehicle he was in for a ways," said Carlsbad police officer Jarod Florez on Wednesday.
On Thursday night, her ex-husband, Donovan Lambert, told News 8 he was on his way to New Mexico to claim the familiy dog, which was with Emily. He said his daughters "are so anxious to get Dizzie back."
Her family is holding a service Saturday Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 745 West Pipeline Road, in Hurst.
A Facebook page has information about memorial fund being set up for Lambert's daughters. You can find it at this link.