Chilling 911 Tape Bared in Bid for Clues to Girls' Murder

Investigators hope call from anguished family member will inspire tip-off
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2008 5:26 AM CDT
Chilling 911 Tape Bared in Bid for Clues to Girls' Murder
In this photo provided by the family, Taylor Paschal-Placker is pictured in an undated photo. Taylor was found murdered June 8 near her home in Weleetka, Okla.    (AP Photo/Ruth Kelly Studio via Placker Family)

(Newser) – Authorities struggling to crack the case of two Oklahoma girls found murdered last month have released an emotional tape of a 911 call made by a family member who discovered the bodies, reports CNN. Investigators hope the heart-rending tape will spur somebody to identify the killer or killers who left the girls, ages 11 and 13, dead in a ditch with multiple gunshot wounds.

"They are both down here dead—my granddaughter and her friend," the woman says on the tape. "Lord help me, please. Oh God, oh God, my babies!" Police have followed more than 500 leads, but have yet to uncover any suspect or a motive. Two guns were used to kill the girls, leading investigators to believe there were two shooters. (Read more Oklahoma stories.)

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