FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has exclusively received the 911 calls made the morning a mother five was found dead in the backyard of a Forsyth County home.
Tamla Horsford died in November after a witness said he believed she fell off a balcony during an adult slumber party.
Petchenik first reported on her death last week after he learned court employee Jose Barrera was fired for accessing documents related to the case.
The party was held at Barrera’s girlfriend house and Barrera found Horsford lying face down in the backyard unresponsive, according to police reports.
Barrera could be heard on the 911 calls that Petchenik obtained.
"She's lying in the yard, basically on the patio downstairs.. She's not moving one bit. She's not breathing," he told dispatchers.
"I'm noticing a small cut on her right wrist. She's not breathing whatsoever. I don't know if this cut was self-inflicted."
The coroner’s death certificate listed Horsford’s death as an accident. The report said that a fall from a deck caused multiple blunt force injuries and "acute ethanol intoxication" was a contributing factor.
But Michelle Graves says she believes something else happened to her best friend and the family hired another medical examiner who found extensive injuries all over her body.
"It's impossible to get the injuries that she had from one fall," she said.
Thousands on social media have called for further investigation into Horsford’s death with hashtags #TamlaHorsford and #JusticeForTamlaHorsford.
"We're glad we're not the only ones who feel there's something awry with the story and with how she lost her life," Graves told Petchenik.
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said they just got back the toxicology reports this week and plan to have answers soon.
Petchenik obtained this statement from an attorney representing the homeowner:
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