|Published:||Aug 03, 2012 3:38 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 03, 2012 6:09 PM EDT|
SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.- The extremely disturbing call is more than eight minutes long. The victim's boyfriend, Russell Myers, made the call after discovering his girlfriend of fourteen years was brutally murdered in their own home.
On the tape, a 911 operator asks, "What is your emergency?"
"My girlfriend has been murdered."
That is Russel Myers speaking to the 911 operator moments after he discovered Debra Striano dead in the home they shared together on Oakmount Ridge Circle,.
"No, she's not alright! They almost cut her head off! Oh my god, I will never forget this as long as I live," Myers said.
Ten days after Striano was murdered, investigators released the 911 call from that night.
Operator: "Sir, listen to me...I need you to calm down. No one is there right now, correct?"
Myers: "I don't know, I really don't know! I am calling from a cell phone! I am scared to go in my house! I am afraid to walk in here! There is blood all over the house!"
Investigators say the two suspects cut the couple's service dog several times during last Tuesday's robbery. They say Scruffy was trying to protect Striano.
Myers: "There is blood all over my dog! Oh, I am sorry, Scruffy."
The border collie had to have several surgeries, but is healthy.
Dustin Jaye and Billy Ray Retherford Junior are accused of breaking into the 55-year-old's home, slitting her throat, stealing money and jewelry.
Myers: "Someone came in to rob her. The front door was open. They probably just popped right in and killed her! Oh Debbie, oh Debbie, ooh honey..."
Jaye is behind bars at the Lee County jail with no bail. Retherford, Jr. is still on the run. Investigators are following up on leads from Crime Stoppers.
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