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- May 27, 2009
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Yes, this is pretty much what I think happened. They were calling and texting X and could hear her phone, which raised the alarm and resulted in a call to nearby friends (maybe she was supposed to be someplace, like work, by 11 and someone called one of the surviving roommates to ask if X was home). I think everyone may already have suspected that E was also in the room because they could also hear his phone, or because his car was parked in front, but they reported "an" unconscious person because they knew almost surely that X was in there.My opinion of what happened with the surviving roommates and the 911 call that morning:
Roommate(s) (RM) are up Sunday morning and it is strange that X is not awake and up for the day--maybe even had an event or brunch that she was expected up for. So RM knocks on X's door with no response. RM then tries to open X's bedroom door and discovers it locked. So RM then calls X's cell phone and X does not answer--but roommate can hear the phone ringing in X's bedroom (so she knows she is in there not responding). So RM then tries calling E's cell phone to see if he knows what is up with X---and the RM can then hear E's phone ringing in the locked bedroom as well. So then RM starts to get concerned and calls E's brother and frat guys that are essentially right across the street a the Frat House to see if they know anything or can come help. E's brother and frat brothers come to the house and knock on the door and call for E and X through the door with no response. So they decide to call 911 and report an unresponsive person in the bedroom. While on the phone with 911, the dispatcher directs them to try to open the locked door (this is when the phone gets passed around to different people as we know happened on the call). During the commotion on the call with 911, they eventually find a wire hanger to pop open the bedroom door and find the horror scene of their friends/sibling/brother stabbed to death in a grizzly scene. The RM and friends who are there then run out of the house and wait for police to arrive.
This scenario would account for all of the various strange facts we know about the morning and the call that seem off to all of us but seem to make sense to me.
I hadn't gotten as far as thinking that they managed to get into the room while on the 911 call, but it would make sense. I think the phone was being passed around while the surviving roommates were either trying to get into the room, were looking for contact information for other people who might be able to explain what was going on with X, scanning the house for other things that were amiss, or may have been looking for items that X could have ingested at the request of the 911 operator. I think it's also possible that the surviving roommates were getting more and more scared and were just too filled with anxiety to also handle the 911 call and simply let their friends take over.