CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The husband of a murdered woman is determined to change the 911 call system. Almost six years ago, Denise Amber Lee was kidnapped from her North Port home.
She called 911 for help, but police couldn't find her.
Her husband Nathan Lee recently traveled to Washington DC, and he spoke to WINK News about the need to make emergency calls easier to track.
Cell phone video shows a passionate Nathan Lee telling his wife's horrific story for the first time before the Federal Communications Commission.
"She called from a cell phone to 911 and was unable to be located. She was inside a car in the back seat and even though the call was open for 5 minutes, they were still not able to find her," Lee said.
Also at that meeting, were members of the the 911 industry and cell phone providers. Lee's goal is to have a requirement that would make cell phone companies work with the 911 industry to make calls for help easier to track.
"The public expects it and I just can't image how many lives they would save if they would improve that. I know my wife would of been saved," he said.
After the meeting, he says, he got a sense things are moving in the right direction. "The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler came in and spoke, and said how committed he is to this. That was a big deal to have him attend, because he doesn't always attend all those little workshops." he explained. "Why are lives still being lost? Why are we still not able to find people when they call 911 on a consistent basis?"
"Just to see the amount of lives she's changing and maybe possibly saving all over the country, what she went through and the strength she showed is really inspiring to a lot of people."
Lee has been passionate about speaking and traveling the country with the Denise Amber Lee Foundation. He says, it's already looking to be a very busy next year.
WINK News will stay in touch with Lee as his push to change the 911 system continues.