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Rodney King Death

The 911 Call

6/19/2012 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the emotional 911 call placed by Rodney King's fiancee moments after she discovered his body at the bottom of his pool in Rialto, CA Sunday.

When asked to identify the body, his fiancee Cynthia Kelley tells the operator, "He's Rodney King. The guy that got beat by the police."

The operator asks if Kelley can go in and get King's body -- Kelley tearfully replies she can't swim. Kelley says she tried to rescue King with objects surrounding the pool -- including a shovel -- but he wasn't moving.

TMZ broke the story, Kelley told cops she heard King banging on the window around 5AM, then heard him fall in the pool. She also said he had been drinking and smoking weed soon before his death.

Right now, King's death is still being investigated as an accident -- but King's friends believe foul play was involved.



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Hurrah for TMZ.

854 days ago


I'm sorry, but there is something about her story that doesn't add up. I think there's more to it than what she is telling.

854 days ago


Wasn't this girlfriend from the jury that awarded him $2.5 million from the L.A. Police? I always thought that was weird that he winds up sleeping with one of the jurors.

854 days ago


it's really strange how she didn't try to get him out of the pool. she says she can't swim, so why own a pool? why not get a neighbor to help him out? why not call someone to help? why was he screaming?

854 days ago


oh god - she sounds she is loaded - that's why she couldn't swim - she's completely fvcked up

854 days ago


I have it on good authority neither Robert Wagner nor Christopher Walken were any where near his house at the time of the incident.

854 days ago


i wanna hear lindsay lohan 911 call with the truck driver!!

854 days ago


This is a relationship turned stalker. He wanted to "get away from her" and she turned.

She's exhibits no signs of stress, is impressed with his celebrity, and offering non-sensical advice that only proves she's high on something. Really? She tried to 'jump in the pool and wake him up"? Cops just have no proof but I think she may have held him under or something. --Armchair Psych-ic

854 days ago


I figured it out. They went for a swim and they were both so intoxicated that she, not being a very good swimmer, freaked and started pushing him under. It was an accident but a part of her held him under because he was leaving her. This is why we have the fake tears

854 days ago


"He's Rodney King"

OK . See you in three hours.....

854 days ago


Darn, if only she would have jumped in. It would have saved that poor 911 operator that drawn out saga.

854 days ago


And the fake tears shortly give way to more real tears because the longer he's under, the more she realizes that he's never going to come up, and that this is the first dead body she has ever seen and she had something to do with it.

And the reason I say, "more real tears" is because deep down, she's a sociopath and really isn't shedding a tear after coming to grasps with the "first dead body" things.

854 days ago

Fools Rush In    

It's not a surprise she can't swim, many people that identify as African American can't. Pools were segregated for decades and there were fewer programs available like the Y to give swimming lessons. The younger generation is definitely helping to change that though.

I'm not sure of the depth of the pool but it's not easy for to just dive to the bottom of a pool if you are not practiced at it.

854 days ago

Jay W.     

I believe King's friends may be onto something.

854 days ago


TMZ is there something else on your plate other than Rodney King, Chris Brown or some football player getting into trouble that is paid a ton of money?

854 days ago
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