During the recorded 911 call made by an undentified woman, the sounds of a conflict — a series of seemingly unintelligible cries and shouts from outside her townhouse — can be heard. Alan R. Reich, a forensic acoustics consultant retained by The Washington Post, analyzed the recording to determine, if possible, what was said and by whom. One of his examinations focused on the final scream just before the gunshot. The one-syllable word being screamed has been interpreted by some as “Help.” Reich concluded the word was “Stop!” based on various forensic acoustics techniques. Read related article.


Source: Alan R. Reich, PhD, forensic acoustics expert and former University of Washington professor | Todd Lindeman/The Washington Post May 19, 2012
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