Dallas police release timeline of investigation into pregnant mom's death

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Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 10:39 PM

DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department released a timeline Friday afternoon after the department faced criticism from the family of D'Lisa Kelley for their investigation into her death.

Kelley, a pregnant mother, was found dead Friday, Mar. 14, in the 1200 block of Presidio Avenue in Oak Cliff. She had been missing for a week after her sister received a disturbing call from Kelley's phone.

The department has launched an internal investigation into their handling of the Mar. 7 911 call relating to Kelley's disappearance.

The investigation into Kelley's murder is ongoing. If you have any information, contact the Dallas Police Department's Homicide Unit at 214-671-3632.

Below is the unedited timeline claimed by the department:


Friday March 7, 2014:
•4:30PM (approximate) - Complainant was last seen by grandmother when she left the location and reported to be going to her best friend’s wake.
•6:05PM (approximate) - Complainant’s sister received an unintentional phone call from complainant and could hear a disturbance with an unknown male in the background.
•6:30PM- Complainant’s sister received a text from the complainant’s phone stating that she would call.  This was the last contact the family had from the complainant.
•8:38PM – Complainant’s grandmother called 911.
•8:43 PM – 911 call taker notifies a police sergeant about the circumstances of the call.
•8:46PM – 911 call taker calls the grandmother back to obtain the complainant’s phone number to give it to the cell phone service provider to determine complainant’s location.
•8:49PM – 911 call taker forward’s the complainant’s phone number to the sergeant.
•8:51PM – The sergeant calls the cell phone provider and requests a phone location.
•8:55PM – The cell phone representative calls back to report no location data available.   The sergeant faxes a form to the cell phone provider requesting to continue to search for phone location data.

Saturday March 8, 2014:
•1:00PM- Complainant’s sister called 911 and the responding officers completed a Want to Locate Report.
•10:15PM- Complainant’s boyfriend contacted a detective in Missing Persons regarding the case and provided his contact information.

Sunday March 9, 2014:
•2:30PM- Case #55425B, Want to Locate, was assigned to a detective in Youth Operations/Missing Persons Unit.
•4:00PM (approximate)- Complainant’s family came to Youth Operations and spoke with detectives expressing concern for complainant as her phone was turned off and no one had heard from her.
•5:00PM- An endangered person bulletin and a Region1 teletype were created and sent to patrol via mobile computer.  Detectives received a call log from complainant’s cell phone that revealed no new information regarding the location of complainant’s phone as of Friday 3/7/14, which was before she was last seen.
•6:50PM- Detectives interviewed complainant’s boyfriend. No new information was developed.
•7:00PM- Detectives called the medical examiner’s office and local area hospitals looking for complainant. No new information was developed.

Monday March 10, 2014:
•12:10PM- A detective went to complainant’s neighborhood, met with the grandmother and with the help of patrol officers, canvassed the area looking for possible leads to complainant’s whereabouts.  No new leads were developed.
•1:30PM- The DART Police Department was contacted to check the area around where the complainant was last seen to see if complainant boarded a bus. No new information was developed.
•2:00PM- The funeral home was contacted to obtain a copy of the sign-in book for complainant friend’s wake.
•2:06PM- A press release was issued via social media asking for the assistance of the public.
•8:00PM- The medical examiner’s office and local area hospitals were contacted. No new information was developed.

Tuesday March 11, 2014:
•3:04PM-A press conference was held asking for any information regarding the complainant.
•5:15PM- Complainant’s family was interviewed and no new information was developed.
•6:00PM-Complainant’s friend was interviewed and no new information was developed.
•8:30PM- The Richardson and Plano Fire and Police Departments were contacted and no new information was developed.
•9:00PM- The medical examiner’s office and local area hospitals were contacted and no new information was developed.

Wednesday March 12, 2014:
•3:00PM- A subpoena was obtained for complainant’s cell phone log.
•4:30PM- Several tips from citizens were received stating the complainant was seen in the area of Market Center Drive and Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas.  Detectives and patrol units thoroughly canvassed businesses, hotels and restaurants in the area for leads to complainant’s whereabouts.  A witness was developed and she stated that at an unknown time in the morning on 3/11/14 she observed the complainant in her business.
•7:30PM- The Greyhound bus terminal in downtown Dallas was canvassed, and no new information was developed.
•8:45PM- The medical examiner’s office and local area hospitals were contacted and no new information was developed.  
•10:47PM- An anonymous call was received stating that the complainant was seen between 5:30PM and 6:00PM on 3/7/14 at the Stop and Save store on the corner of Sunnyvale Road and Overton Road.

Thursday March 13, 2014:
•3:45PM- An anonymous call was received stating that at around 6:30PM on 3/7/14   complainant was seen at the Stop and Save located at the corner of Sunnyvale Road and Overton Road.
•9:00PM- Detectives tried to obtain video footage from the Stop and Save located at 3325 Sunnyvale, but were unsuccessful. 
•9:00PM- The medical examiner’s office and local area hospitals were contacted and no new information was developed.

Friday March 14, 2014:
•10:30AM- South Central Patrol notified Youth Operations/Missing Persons that a body had been located at 1215 Presidio Ave.  Detectives went to the location.  The deceased matched the description of the complainant.

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