The ongoing sexual battery investigation involving Florida GOP Chairman Christian Ziegler took a dramatic turn following a 911 call made by a concerned friend of the alleged victim. The Florida Trident obtained a recording of this call, shedding light on the events that led to the investigation.
On October 4, at 2:46 p.m., the caller expressed worry about the mental health of a woman, whose identity remains undisclosed due to the sensitive nature of the case. The caller, a friend of the alleged victim, was alarmed after the woman failed to show up for work for two consecutive days. The friend’s concern escalated after speaking with the woman, who appeared intoxicated and hinted at a struggle with pain medication. The woman’s distressing statement, “she doesn’t think she can do it anymore,” prompted the friend to seek a wellness check.
During the call, the dispatcher gathered essential information, including the victim’s address, which remains confidential by law. The caller revealed the woman’s worsening addiction and her slurred speech. The conversation took a grave turn when the caller disclosed that the woman had confided in being raped the previous day and was too frightened to leave her home, fearing the perpetrator’s return.
The caller’s deep concern for the woman’s safety led to immediate action, with the dispatcher confirming the dispatch of units to the location.