Family member of murder victim pleads for help in 911 call

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The chilling 911 call of an ongoing Clay County murder investigation was exclusively released Monday.

On Thursday, dispatchers answered the desperate screams of family members who found 74 year old Earl Woods dead inside his home.

Caller: “Belles Fork Road! Oh God! Belles Fork Road.”
Dispatcher: Ma'am until you calm down, I can't send no body no where. I can’t understand a word you’re saying."

Once the phone was handed over to someone else, dispatchers began to learn what the callers were seeing.

Caller: “We need an ambulance, I don't know, he's laying here dead.”

Dispatchers asked for the address of the home and the caller then gave more explanation.

Caller: “I just came over to see him, and he was laying here dead.”
Dispatcher: “What's his name? Ma'am what's his name?”
Caller: “Earl Woods.”

Deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Office were the first on the scene, and it took them a total of 11 minutes to get to the home from the time the call was made.

Caller: “He's been beat to death.”
Dispatcher: “Somebody beat him up?”
Caller: “Yeah, I mean there's blood everywhere. They killed him.”

The coroner has reported that Woods died from multiple sharp and blunt force injuries.

Police are still investigating the murder of Earl Woods and have made no arrests.


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