Jeffrey Williams

Do your own investigation: Documents in the Boone deaths.

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.

Here is the 911 call in June for Jeffrey Williams and his mother, who survived.

The documents

• 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

autopsy report



• Shirley Jenkins

death investigation report



• Shirley Jenkins

toxicology report



• Daryl Jenkins

autopsy report



• Daryl Jenkins

death investigation report



• Daryl Jenkins

toxicology report



• A hazardous material team was summoned from Asheville to search for dangers in the hotel. This is the

team'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



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