Slaying Of Family In NC Home Still A Mystery

The 911 calls in the slayings of a mother and her three children detail the screaming and sobbing from a teenage girl who made the call to report that a friend had been yanked into her own home by a strange man who was stabbing and beating her.

By the time authorities arrived, the friend and three family members were dead.

Recordings of the unidentified teen's panicked calls were released Friday to The Associated Press. Puzzled authorities near Conover are trying to piece together what happened.

They say Lisa Saephan and her three children -- 20-year-old Melanie, 18-year-old Pauline and 3-year-old Cody -- were stabbed or shot to death in their home early Thursday, apparently by a suspicious man seen outside that morning.

The friend who called 911 told authorities she saw a man outside the house when she drove up around 7 to give Pauline a ride to school. When they returned to the house to investigate, they heard crying through the front door, the friend told the 911 dispatcher.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Mar 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    You are right Daryl Turner, but the left wing's collective dislike for racial profiling will hinder greatly in trying to solve this case. One of the primary elements of this case is going to end up being race, but the cops are not supposed to look around at young asian gangs. They have to sort through every possible lead without focusing on the common denominator. How stupid and cowardly of us in the majority to let minority racial groups force this rediculous mindset on the whole of society.
  • by Daryl Turner Location: Pink Hill on Mar 14, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    President Obama would be pround, after all he has voted for bills banning homeowners from owning firearms to protect themselves. My prayers are for the family and for all gun owners who just want to live in peace without fear of criminals slaughtering them.
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