LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Parmer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a very young girl who called 911.
According to a post from the Sheriff’s Office, on Monday afternoon, Parmer County 911 received a call from a girl who sounded extremely young, possibly pre-school who said she was playing and heard a noise and found her mother lying on the floor.
The call was disconnected before the girl could be identified or give a location.
In an update from the Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries, he said the trail turned cold. They believe she was 2 or three years old and sounded so sincere in her call. They tried reverse calling the number, but believe she may have been playing with an old cell phone. They have called schools and churches to try and get more information. Since it has been almost 24 hours, they’re lessening the threat on it.
Even if a phone is not connected with a carrier, it is federal law for all cell phones to be able to call 911 - even if they’re not connected to a network.
When the child called 911, the dispatcher said the area code came up as 911, which is what happens when a cell phone is not connected to a network.
Officials believed the girl was sincere and they treated it like they would treat any call.
The call pinged off a cell phone tower southeast of Friona. The call could have been made six to eight miles away from the tower, which includes the town of Friona. It could have come from one of nearly 2,000 homes.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office at 806-481-3303 or 806-250-2711