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Hoax 911 Call: "There's Blood Everywhere"

Police are asking for the public's help



    Hoax 911 Call: "There's Blood Everywhere"
    NBC San Diego
    SWAT officers surround a house in Eastlake on March 17, 2011.

    Chula Vista police released two hoax 911 calls made earlier this month by a man who said he killed his wife and would kill himself, prompting panic and consuming vast police resources in Eastlake.

    Police are hoping the public can assist in catching the suspect, who on March 17 identified himself as "Christopher" on Garnet Peak Road.

    "I have to kill myself," the caller said in the first of two released tapes. "I have to end it."

    The caller then disconnected, and the dispatch can be heard calling him back.

    After one ring, the caller answered.

    Dispatch: Christopher. Christopher, I know you’re upset, but I need you to stay on the phone with me.

    Audio: Hoax 911 Caller Says He Killed Wife

    [DGO] Audio: Hoax 911 Caller Says He Killed Wife
    Chula Vista police are asking the public's help to identify the caller whose false allegations caused panic and consumed vast police resources in Eastlake earlier this month.
    (Published Friday, March 25, 2011)

    Caller: I shouldn't have done it. She's not breathing.

    Dispatch: OK

    Caller: There’s blood everywhere.

    Fake 911 Call Prompted 3-Hour SWAT

    [DGO] Fake 911 Call Prompted 3-Hour SWAT
    A caller said he shot and killed his wife and was going to kill himself inside an Eastlake home Thursday. The call resulted in evacuations and an intense search. Neighbors were angry when they found it was a hoax. Tony Shin reports.
    (Published Friday, March 18, 2011)

    Listen to the released 911 audio.

    Chula Vista SWAT was among the authorties to respond to the emergency call.

    Neighborhood homes were evacuated just after 3 pm, and nearby Arroyo Vista Elementary School was put on lockdown.

    At about 6 p.m., officers moved into a condominum the caller identified  as his address. No one was found inside, and the evacuation order was lifted.

    Police said the caller alleged to have shot and killed his wife. Those specific claims were not part of the two-plus minutes of released audio.

    In the second call, however, the caller can be heard saying he killed “Jennifer.”

    “She’s in the tub,” the caller said. “The tub is full of water. I tried to drown her also.”

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email or text messages to Crime Stoppers can also be sent online.