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Care and concern. Two tiny words, two very clear emotions in the 911 calls released today by the Cary, NC police.
On Saturday, July 12, 34-year-old Nancy Cooper went for an early morning run, according to her husband. At 8 a.m. that day, she was due to meet a friend. Nancy Cooper never showed up. Six hours later, that friend was on the phone with 911.
Caller: Her name is Nancy Cooper.
Dispatcher: And what is her address?
Caller: Her husband and her are living together but they're in the middle of a divorce and he is, um… phew, okay hold on
Clearly upset, the friend takes a minute to compose herself.
One thing that stands out on this tape is the number of times she mentions a divorce and concern about Nancy’s relationship. At one point, the caller even wonders aloud to the dispatcher if “(…) maybe he's done something, I mean God forbid, but…”, referring to Nancy Cooper’s husband, Bradley.
But the thing is, her husband isn’t a suspect – police haven’t named any suspects in the case. Cooper’s attorney, Seth Blum, maintain his client’s innocence. “He has been very, very clear with the police,” said Blum. “He did not kill his wife."
Police say this mother of two was murdered, but won’t reveal how. A judge sealed the search warrant for the couple’s home and cars, concerned it could jeopardize the investigation and possibly a future defendant’s case. So then why release the tapes now? Police were adamant when we spoke with them this afternoon, telling CNN they are simply complying with the state’s public records law.
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