Washington man buries wife alive – Terrifying 911 call captures victim Young An’s screams of terror as estranged husband, Chae An, abducted, then ‘buried her alive’ – She survived
Terrifying 911 call captures kidnapping victim Young An’s screams of terror before husband Chae ‘buried her alive’
Chae An, 53, is accused of kidnapping Young, 42, and throwing her body in the woods in Lacey, Washington, on October 16
The couple reportedly, had an argument over money amid their divorce An allegedly gagged and duct-taped Young’s eyes, thighs, and ankles, according to a probable cause affidavit
Despite the makeshift gag, the mother-of-two managed to alert 911 and her children from her Apple Watch and was heard screaming and gagging while the dispatcher questioned her
He’d stabbed Young several times in the chest before her body was dumped in a hole he dug in the woods
Young wiggled out of the hole and hid in the woods, before running to a nearby home where she begged for help
An faces a slew of charges including first-degree attempted murder, domestic violence, first-degree kidnapping, assault, and felony harassment
A chilling 911 call has captured a Washington state woman screaming before she was allegedly buried alive by her estranged husband.
Young An, the Washington mother of two who survived a violent attempted kidnapping last month. her estranged husband Chae An, 53, is accused of kidnapping Young, 42, and throwing her body in the woods in Lacey, Washington, on October 16.
It’s reported that the pair had an argument over money amid their divorce that resulted in the near-death experience.
Young called 911 from her Apple Watch and was heard screaming and gagging while the dispatcher questioned her. Young and Chae An are going through a messy divorce, records show, and at one point, she had a restraining order against him that had been rescinded before the alleged abduction.
It had since become normal for him to drop by her home once a week to do laundry.
An the probable cause affidavit alleges, duct-taped Young’s eyes, thighs, and ankles before dragging her out of the house.
At some point in the struggle, and despite a makeshift gag around her mouth, she was able to call 911 from her Apple Watch and send emergency alerts to a friend and her children. However, by the time police arrived, the couple were gone.
Her watch had been broken, and they were on their way to a spot in the woods where he attempted to murder and bury her.
The dispatcher said: “What’s going on there? I’m going to get help started for you.”
The call went eerily silent before a dog could be heard barking in the background.
Court documents claim that Young’s smartwatch was ripped off her wrist during the call.
And surveillance footage captured An speeding away in a van while a police cruiser combed the area, The Olympian reported.
Chae An affidavit of Probable Cause – redacted
He allegedly stabbed Young several times in the chest before her body was dumped in the woods.
He is accused of putting her in a hole that had been dug in the ground, placing a “heavy tree” on her, and throwing dirt.
She wiggled out of the hole and hid in the woods, before running to a nearby home where she begged for help.
Cops said Young was “clearly in distress” as she was found hiding by a shed.
Young, who was still duct-taped and covered in bruises, told officers: “My husband is trying to kill me. Help me.”
Cops have said she grabbed onto an officer as she pleaded for help.
She added: “My husband is still out in the woods somewhere.”
Officers used shears to cut the duct tape off Young and she was taken to the hospital.
She said she was struggling to breathe due to the tightness of the tape that was wrapped around her neck.
Cops combed the local area for An before officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle where he was arrested.
They were able to find strands of hair that matched Young’s in the woods and a piece of duct tape that was used.
Chae An’s defense attorney Ahmed Jenkins wanted bail to be set at $150,000.
But Young said in a statement: “I am really afraid for my life. I just want to emphasize that I fear him so much and he will kill me again if he is out.”
An faces a slew of charges including first-degree attempted murder, domestic violence, first-degree kidnapping, assault, and felony harassment.
He has pled not guilty to the allegations.
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