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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