911 call released; Muskegon County mother’s killer remains on the run

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 21:10:55-05

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. -- The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department released the 911 call made the day Rebekah Bletsch was murdered.

Seven months have passed since the 36-year-old wife and mother was found gunned down. The hope now is to keep this tragic case in the spotlight, so it doesn't go cold and her killer can be brought to justice.

Deputies said Bletsch was out jogging on Sunday, June 29, 2014 on Automobile Road in Dalton Township when someone shot her. She was less than a mile from her home.

That evening, a couple driving down the rural road spotted her laying face down on the ground. They called 911.

Caller: "We come up to this lady. She's laying in the road. I think she was hit by a car. She got a head injury."

Dispatcher: "Is she unconscious?"
Caller: "Yes she is."
Dispatcher: "Ok, stay on the phone with me."
Caller: "She is breathing. She has a pulse."

Dispatch: "The fire department and the ambulance are on the way."

The caller thought Bletsch was the victim of a hit-and-run.

Caller: "She's got a really bad head injury."
Dispatch: "Ok, she's bleeding from her head?"
Caller: "Yes, she's bleeding quite, quite a bit from her head."

For part of the call, the couple and the dispatcher contemplated whether to perform CPR.

The female caller, the off-duty nurse, was told to use her best discretion.

Caller: "Who can hit a woman and just leave her?"

Since Bletsch was struggling to breath, the couple carefully flipped her over.

Callers: One, two, three. Oh my God."​

Because she was bleeding from the mouth, the nurse only performed chest compressions.

Six minutes into the 911 call, there were still no lights and no sirens.

Caller: "Where is somebody?"
Dispatch: "They're on the way. It's 4300 Automobile right? You're going to hear sirens real shortly."

As time slipped away and Bletsch's life hung in the balance, the dispatcher encouraged the couple to hold it together until help arrives.

Dispatch: "You guys are doing great."

Dispatch: "Do you hear the sirens? I want you to keep doing the chest compressions until someone takes over for you."

Seven minutes and 40 seconds into the call first responders arrived.

Dispatch: "Ok, you guys did a great job. I'm going to let you go and have him take over for ya."

Authorities would learn that Blestch had been shot in the head. FOX 17 has spoken with Blestch's family over the past several months.
They said Becky was so many things, including a mother and a wife. They want answers.

There is a reward. If you have any information call Silent Observer at 231-72-crime.