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Slain Madison coed called 911 but got no help

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The head of Dane County's 911 center has responded to reports of a call made by Brittany Zimmerman the day the UW Madison student was murdered.

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Joe Norwick says the 911 dispatch center did receive a call from Zimmerman's cell phone on April 2, although there was no sound from the caller.

The dispatcher answered two more calls, and although protocol is for the dispatcher to call back non-responsive callers, they were busy and never got around to it.

Norwick disputes allegations that a dispatcher did try to call Zimmerman back, but had the wrong number.

Because Zimmerman used her cell phone it was hard to track.

Had she had a land line, the address would have popped up.

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