'We woke up and the front door's wide open' - 911 call placed after Elizabeth Shelley's disappearance released
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Elizabeth Shelley

By David Wells and Elle Thomas, KSTU

LOGAN, Utah (KSTU) -- Elizabeth Shelley's stepfather, Detrich Black, placed a 911 call Saturday morning a short time after Elizabeth disappeared.

Police have released the 911 call that started the five-day search for the 5-year-old Logan girl, Elizabeth Shelley.


Logan Police confirmed Thursday that the body found during an investigation of the disappearance of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley is that of Elizabeth.

MORE: Logan Police: Body found Wednesday confirmed as Elizabeth Shelley - KSTU


“My daughter is missing,” said Detrich Black, who identified himself to dispatchers as Elizabeth Shelley’s father.

These words were spoken to dispatchers just minutes after Black and Elizabeth’s mother woke up and realized their daughter and her uncle Alex were missing.

“We woke up and the front door is wide open and we can’t find Lizzy,” Black said.

“Any idea where she might have gone? Any family members nearby?” the dispatcher asked.

“Her uncle, her mom’s brother, he’s gone too,” Black responded.

You can hear the panic in his voice.

“What’s the uncle’s name that stayed the night?” the dispatcher continued.

“Alex,” he answered.

“Do you know where he went?” she continued to ask questions.

“I have no idea. I just woke up and they’re gone. I mean, I don’t know what to do,” Black said.

Black told the dispatcher he and his wife woke up, noticed she was gone and started to search the house and yard.

MORE: ‘We woke up and the front door’s wide open’ – Listen to the 911 call placed after Elizabeth Shelley’s disappearance - KSTU

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