Dallas police investigate pre-slaying 911 call

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Associated Press

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 3:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas are investigating how a woman who called 911 before she was killed wasn't found by officers in her apartment until two days later.

Police say Deanna Cook called 911 Friday from a cellphone, but the operator didn't get her address and a search took about 9 minutes before police arrived at Patrick's southeast Dallas home. They knocked on the door and got no response, checked the windows, saw nothing and left.

The 32-year-old woman was found dead in her bathtub on Sunday. Delvecchio Patrick, her 35-year-old ex-husband, was arrested and charged with murder. His attorney, Roger Lenox, appeals against a rush to judgment against his client.

Police declined to release the 911 tape but say they're investigating whether officers knew enough about the nature of the call.

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