• 911 call from man who spotted Troy Whisnant released


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - Channel 9 has obtained the 911 call made last week by a homeowner in Burke County who saw murderer Troy Whisnant sneak into his shed.

    “I just had somebody, uh, come to the house here. I think he was gonna break in, but found out I was home,” the caller said to dispatchers.

    Whisnant had been on the run after killing his father and stepmother.

    He pulled up to the man's house on South Mountain Institute Road in a blue wrecker.

    Listeners can tell by the man's voice on the call that he thought Whisnant was just a simple thief or vandal, and not a double-murderer.

    “I went to the door and, uh, hollered at the guy to stop. You know, what do you want? And he kept on walking. But he pulled a wrecker up here in my backyard,” the caller said.

    Forestry Officer Jason Crisp and his K9 partner responded to the area and Whisnant killed them both.

    Investigators found him in nearby woods 90 minutes later and Whisnant shot and killed himself.

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