A girl, who said she was 11 years old, told a Middletown dispatcher: “My mom not waking up” when she called 911 on Dec. 13.
Later, police learned that Jimeta Sanders, 31, the mother of nine children, was found dead in the kitchen of her home in the 1400 block of Yankee Road.
When the young caller said she didn’t know her home address, the dispatcher asked the girl to find the address on a piece of mail, according to the 911 call reviewed by this news outlet.
Eventually, another child in the home knew the address and it was relayed to the 911 dispatcher.
When the girl was asked if her mother was breathing, she quietly says, “I don’t know.”
She was instructed to put her head on her mother’s chest.
“Mom. Mom. Mom,” someone is heard screaming in the background.
The dispatcher asked about other children in the room and the caller was told to move all the children younger than her into another room.
The caller said some of her mom’s “friends” had been in the house. Middletown police are heard arriving at the home 5½ minutes after the call was first received.
On Monday, bond was set in Middletown Municipal Court for Jim Boyer, 63, and his son, Keith Boyer, 32, who allegedly were in a house when Sanders died in her kitchen.
Both men are charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, theft, and nine counts of child endangering.
The results of Jimeta Sanders’ autopsy have not yet been released by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.