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911 calls reveal tensions leading up to murder-suicide beginning at Main + Stone

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Authorities on North Main Street after shooting. (July 13, 2017/FOX Carolina) Authorities on North Main Street after shooting. (July 13, 2017/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Newly released 911 recordings revealed the tense moments between Jessica Edens, her estranged husband, and Meredith Rahme in the days leading up to a killing spree that claimed four lives.

Greenville police Chief Ken Miller said the violence began inside the parking garage of the Main + Stone apartment complex on the afternoon of July 13.

Miller said 36-year-old Jessica Edens shot and killed 28-year-old Meredith Leigh Rahme as she was getting out of her car. Edens then fled with her two children inside a black Jeep Patriot.

Deputies in Pickens County said they later found that vehicle parked at the Greenville Pickens Speedway with the bodies of Edens and the children, Harper Edens, age 5, and Hayden King, age 9, inside. They had each been shot in the head.

Miller said Edens was suspected in all four killings and said the deadly violence was prompted by an ongoing custody battle and other issues surrounding her separation from her estranged husband, who also resided at Main + Stone.

Miller revealed that the husband and Rahme had both called 911 in the weeks before the killing, complaining that Edens had been harassing them.

Those 911 calls were also released Monday.

In the first, the husband calls 911 and asks to speak to officers threatening and harassing phone calls and texts.

In the second recording, Rahme call and and says she'd like to speak with an officer about possibly getting a restraining order to put an end to online harassment.

“There is someone who is angry with me who is contacting everyone I know and work with and reporting these hateful messages about me,” Rahme told dispatchers.

Easley police also revealed the husband called to request that police officers there check on the children at Eden’s home the night before the killings. Police officers checked on the children and did not see any cause for alarm.

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Police also released the 911 call made by another resident at Main + Stone after the deadly shooting.

A man can be heard in the recordings describing the gruesome discovery in the third floor of the parking garage.

The man tells 911 dispatchers he heard a loud pop as he was pulling into the parking garage and then saw a woman, who police later identified as Edens, get into a dark Jeep SUV and drive off. He says he and other residents found Rahme’s body in her car.

Police dispatchers connect the man to the EMS dispatch center as they send officers to the scene.

The EMS dispatcher begins to ask questions about the victim’s condition and he reveals Rahme had been shot in the head.

While the man is giving EMS the rundown, he asks if another woman at the scene can check for a pulse. The caller then reveals that they believe Rahme is dead.

The call ends when police arrive at the scene.

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