Police in Connecticut are refusing to say how they handled 911 calls earlier this month from a mother of two who was found dead five days later.
Hawaii native Perrie Mason, of Meriden, disappeared Aug. 17. Her sister says records show she made two 911 calls from her phone that evening. Meriden officials told the sister dispatchers did not hear anyone on the line and called her back, but got no response.
Meriden police have declined to release information about their response to the calls, leaving Mason's family and anti-domestic violence advocates wondering if her death could have been prevented.
Mason, a 31-year-old single mom of two boys, had moved to Connecticut from Hawaii about two years ago to get a fresh start. She was reported missing on Sunday, Aug. 18 and her body was found days later in Waterbury. The cause of her death has not been released.
No charges have been filed in Mason's death. Mason’s ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Jason Watson, was arrested in connection with a domestic assault that took place before she went missing and he was charged with strangulation, assault, unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct. He has denied harming her.