GASTON COUNTY, NC (WJZY) - Gaston County Police have released audio from the 911 call made the day 3-year-old Jordyn Ann Dumont disappeared.
The caller, whose identity has been redacted from the audio, identifies himself as the girl’s father and tells the 911 dispatcher that he was sleeping and that when he woke up his daughter was gone.
“My oldest daughter, I was taking a nap and I just woke up and I can’t find her. I went to the neighbors and they're not home and I don’t know where she’s at,” the caller says.
The dispatcher then instructs the caller to search under the beds of the home in an effort to locate the child.
After failing to find the child in the home, the caller becomes very emotional.
“My wife’s at work and about to be home and I don’t know where my daughter is,” the caller explains to the dispatcher.
The caller then describes to the dispatcher what his daughter was wearing before she disappeared. He then tells the dispatcher that he is going to check the neighbors, but is instructed to stay on the phone and that help is on the way.
The entire call lasts about six minutes.
Jordyn Dumont was reported missing about 3:30 p.m. Monday. Police discovered her remains about 11 a.m. Tuesday approximately 500 to 750 yards away from the family's residence.
They believe Jordyn was deceased prior to when she was reported missing. Police said they believe the murder occurred within the past 24 to 36 hours.
According to Gaston County police, the mother's boyfriend, identified as William Joseph McCullen, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Ann Dumont. He was booked at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday.
In a news conference held on Tuesday, police said this case remains open and ongoing. They are currently looking into McCullen's whereabouts over the past 24 hours.
What specifically led to McCullen's arrest remains unknown at this time.
No details were released on the condition of Jordan's body. The FBI's Evidence Response Team is assisting the Gaston County Police Department in the recovery of the remains. Police said her body has been taken to the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office for final identification and autopsy.
Gaston County police said the family's home address has a lengthy history with a total of 49 calls placed from the home over the past three years. Calls ranged from noise disturbance to domestic.