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Mom blames daughter's death on slow 911 response

An Indiana mother has serious questions for police. Her daughter lived alone and Friday morning she died alone. Her mother thinks it shouldn't have happened that way.

"She laid there for hours," said Sharon Elswick. "She never wanted to be alone. That was one of her biggest fears."

Brooke Engleking suffered severe asthma attacks. Brooke's cell phone is a record of the last moments of a young nurse's life.

"My daughter called 911 on Friday morning." Elswick said as she scans her daughter's phone call history.

Jackson County 911 tried repeatedly to talk with the caller, according to officials, but Engleking, 32, couldn't talk.

"She was probably going 'ah ah ah' because I remember from many other times when she would get into these acute attacks she couldn't speak," said Elswick.

Dispatch says 911 tried calling Brooke back but got no answer.

"I don't know that they called back on her phone," Elswick said, looking at her daughter's phone. "It shows no callbacks."

Read more at WTHR.

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