A 911 call made by the fiancé of a slain UW student has been made public. Brittany Zimmerman's fiancé Jordan Gonnering can be heard telling a Dane County dispatcher how he arrived at the couple's apartment to find Zimmerman shot, and that an ambulance was needed. (Zimmerman was not shot but stabbed.) Some portions of the call have been edited out. Those include when the dispatcher asked Gonnering if the person who killed Zimmerman was nearby, and when he was asked to describe her wounds. The dispatcher walks Gonneing through first aid, until Madison police officers arrive, which happened within 4 minutes.
Zimmerman's death has been at the center of a controversy regarding Dane County's 911 Dispatch Center, after media revealed that a call had been made from Zimmerman's cell phone 50 minutes prior to Gonnering's call, but that the earlier call was mishandled and no officers were dispatched. Last month, a Dane County judge denied media requests for a copy of that call. Judge Richard Niess said the recording contains information that is significant to the search for the killer of the 21 year-old Marshfield native, and releasing it could jeopardize the police investigation..