See the documents for yourself in the death investigations of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins and Jeffrey Williams. The Observer compiled hundreds of documents and images in the course of reporting on their deaths in a hotel room in Boone. These are some of the most compelling documents plus condensed replays of the 911 calls from the Best Western.
The 911 calls
Here is the 911 call in the April 2013 deaths of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins at the Best Western in Boone.
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Here is the 911 call in June for Jeffrey Williams and his mother, who survived.
• Toxicology report requests for Daryl and Shirley Jenkins.These documents
show that Dr. Brent Hall did not fill in key sections of the paperwork, the state said.
• Shirley Jenkins
• Shirley Jenkinsdeath investigation report
• Shirley Jenkinstoxicology report
• Daryl Jenkinsautopsy report
• Daryl Jenkinsdeath investigation report
• Daryl Jenkinstoxicology report
• A hazardous material team was summoned from Asheville to search for dangers in the hotel. This is theteam's incident
The hotel layout
Putting it all together
Previous Charlotte Observer stories on the Jenkins and Williams deaths and the N.C. medical examiner's office
Dec. 5: Boone police present findings on Best Western deaths
Nov. 17: In NC medical examiner system, heavy autopsy caseloads raise risk of mistakes
Aug. 13: Health agency: No errors investigating Boone deaths
Aug. 11: Boone hotel heater came with warnings, but detectors never installed
July 23: Family of Rock Hill boy: Carbon monixide bill is inadequate
July 13: Hotel's leadership: Turmoil came before the tragedies at Boone Best Western
July 13: Emails shed new light on Boone carbon monoxide deaths
July 10: N.C. bill: Require CO detectors in hotels
June 23: Failures in state medical examiner system were exposed, not fixed
June 17: Pool heater linked to Boone hotel deaths was installed without permit
June 17: South Carolina to require CO alarms for some hotels
June 15: State failed to alert authorities about hotel poison threat
June 15: Three days after 2 died at Boone hotel, a birthday party left young girls sick
June 16: Danger of carbon monoxide inside hotels gets new scrutiny
June 12: Carbon monoxide linked to hotel deaths
June 11: Fire chief cites lag in toxicology request
June 9: 11-year-old Rock Hill boy found dead in Boone hotel