She stared straight ahead. Jana Svrzo was not talking.

Still, I tried. The questions had to be asked.

Svrzo, an Apple store manager, had just testified that she heard screaming, grunting, loud noises and a cry for help inside the Bethesda Lululemon store on the night Jayna Murray was savagely murdered.

“Talk to me. Don’t do this,” she heard, according to her testimony.

“God help me,” she heard, “please help me.”

Nobody did.

Svrzo hustled to the courthouse elevator with a sheriff’s deputy, who said she didn’t want to talk. Reporters -- including me -- got in the elevator anyway. Svrzo stood in the corner.

I asked her, “Was there ever any conversation about going to help, about doing something?”

Svrzo stared staight ahead.

Another reporter asked, “Can you say why you never called 911?”

Svrzo stared straight ahead.

“Is there a reason why you don’t want to explain that?”

Svrzo stared straight ahead.

We reached the lobby. And then she was gone.