A pregnant woman who had her unborn fetus viciously cut from her womb pleaded for help with police in a chilling 911 call released by authorities Thursday.
"I’m pregnant. She cut me in my stomach — I'm afraid," the woman, who has not been identified by police, says in the call released by the Longmont Police Department in Colorado.
The 26-year-old woman was attacked after responding to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes posted by a stranger, police said Wednesday.
Police found her in the basement of an apartment, beaten, stabbed and with her baby removed from her womb. She had been seven months pregnant.
When the dispatcher asks the woman if her attacker had any weapons besides a knife, she says she was also stabbed with "two broken glasses" and the assault occurred as she had to tried to leave.
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"Please come. I’m bleeding out," the woman says in the 911 call as the dispatcher tells her to stay awake.
During the call the woman hears a doorbell ring and asks the dispatcher if it’s the responding officers. She was too weak to let them in, but the officers were able to gain entry and find the bleeding woman.
"Yes! They’re here. They’re here," she says.
The suspect, Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, showed up at a local hospital later Wednesday evening with a dead fetus, claiming to have had a miscarriage. She was arrested and is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder, assault and child abuse, according to police.
The victim was taken hours earlier to the same hospital where Lane took the child and underwent surgery. Police said the woman "is recovering."
"She is alert, answering questions and is with family," Longmont Police Department Commander Jeffrey Satur said.
— Daniella Silva