“I’ve killed her,” 911 calls released in Tanya Tandoc’s murder

WICHITA, Kansas – The 911 calls were released Monday in the murder of Tanya Tandoc.

Tandoc was killed last week. Her body was found by police Thursday night. Officers arrested 47-year-old Curtis C. Mitchell at the home. He was booked on charges of first-degree murder.

A man claiming to be Mitchell called 911 shortly after officers showed up at the home questioning him.

Tanya Tandoc 911 Tape #2

Tanya Tandoc 911 Tape #2 Transcript

Dispatcher: Sedgwick County 911. What city is your emergency?

Caller: Hi, my name is Curt Mitchell and I’m at 236 … um.. South Minneapolis.

Curtis C. Mitchell (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)
Curtis C. Mitchell (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

Dispatcher: Okay, 236 North Minneapolis, I’m sorry, South Minneapolis.

Caller: Yes, South Minneapolis

Dispatcher: The phone number you’re calling from?

Caller: You just had officers come by and there’s…sigh…they were looking for a missing person.

Dispatcher: Okay.

Caller: And, uh, they probably need to get back over here because I have murdered her.

Dispatcher: I’m sorry, you’ve done what?

Caller: I’ve killed her.

Dispatcher: Okay, hang on a second.

Caller: I’m going to go out and sit on the porch and I think they’re probably in close proximity. Um, I have no weapons and I intend no, uh, harm to anyone. I, uh, it happened last night. It was kind of a crime of passion.

Dispatch: Who is the girl?

Caller: Her name is Tanya Tandoc.

Dispatch: How do you know her.

Caller: Oh, we were roommates and, for a short time, involved.

Dispatcher: OK. Hang on one second for me, OK?

Caller: Yep.

Tanya Tandoc 911 Tape #1

Tanya Tandoc 911 Tape #1 Transcript

Dispatcher: Sedgwick County 911, in what city is your emergency?

Caller: Wichita, Kansas.

Dispatcher: What’s the location?

Caller: I have a friend, I have not been able to locate her for 24 hours, and I’ve called all her friends and we’ve all conferred together and we would like maybe somebody to go by her house, and maybe look through the whole house and see what’s going on over there.

Dispatcher: Do you know her address?

Caller: Yes, it’s 236 S. Minneapolis
(Dispatch typing and dispatching)

Caller: Her name is Tanya Tandoc, we’re all very worried about her, and we cannot, she hasn’t been communicating with any of us.

Dispatcher: No one’s spoken with her or seen her in the last 24 hours?

Caller: Right. Um she left my house last night at about 10 after 9 and she texted me that she was home at 20 after 9. And she was supposed to call me after that and that was, she did not.

Dispatcher: Okay, how do you spell her first name?

Caller: T-A-N-Y-A

Dispatcher: How do you spell her last name?

Caller: T-A-N-D-O-C

Dispatcher: Is she white, black Hispanic or Asian?

Caller: She is half Filipino, half Jewish, so I guess Filipino. Tan colored.

Dispatcher: How old is she?

Caller: She is 45

Dispatcher: How tall?

Caller: Oh 5’6″

Dispatcher: Is she thin, medium or heavy?

Caller: Medium.

Dispatcher: And last time you saw her what was she wearing?

Caller: Uh, a skirt with some shorts under it and kinda I believe it was a white, maybe greyish top.

Dispatcher: What kind of vehicle does she have?

Caller: She has a little black Honda, I’m not sure exactly what it is.

Dispatcher: Do you know the tag number?

Caller: No, I do not.

Dispatcher: Do you know who she lives with?

Caller: She has a housemate, who she is currently asked to move out and he’s been very abusive and hateful towards her.

Dispatcher: Okay physically or like verbally?

Caller: Verbally.

Dispatcher: Were they ever romantically involved? Or was he just a roommate.

Caller: No, he was just a housemate and he I think is very pissed off that he has to leave, from what I’ve gathered from talking to Tanya. She and I are romantically involved.

Dispatcher: Okay.
(Unintelligible)

Dispatcher: And what is the roommate’s name?

Caller: I know his first name is Curt. And he’s probably at the residence at this time.

Dispatcher: Is he white, black Hispanic or Asian?

Caller: I believe he’s white

Dispatcher: How old is he?

Caller: I’m not sure, I think he has a beard and I actually have a description of him, if I still have it, let me see if I can find it. I probably don’t have it. No, I don’t believe I have it anymore. But, I guess, (unintelligible) if you guys go check it out, would you look in the basement? Because her friends went over there, like three female friends, and they were scared to look in the basement, which is, that was his part of the house.

Dispatcher: When did they check over there?

Caller: That was today, I don’t know what time it was earlier today.

Dispatcher: And she wasn’t there?

Caller: She wasn’t there and her dog, (unintelligible) her car wasn’t there, her car hasn’t been there all day. And another thing, her best friend I just got off the phone with her and she said I should be the one to call you because I know for a fact I know that I saw her last and her housemate told them this morning, that he saw her before he left for work. And I don’t know if that’s true or not, but she hasn’t been seen since I last saw her. My roommate and I were here and he saw her leave here and then she texted me, like I said, 10 minutes later, saying she was home, and she was supposed to text me shortly thereafter and that did not happen, so I texted her at that point, and that did not, I’ve texted her all day, I’ve called her, her friends have called her, her business, she owns her own business and they’ve called her. Everybody is trying to find her and nobody can find her and we’re all a mess.

Dispatcher: (unintelligible), we’re getting a unit out there to check the residence for her, I did put on there to contact you by phone because I figured you did want to speak with them.

Caller: Yes, absolutely.

Dispatcher: When they call your phone it’s going to come up as private, blocked or unknown so make sure you answer that. Now, back to her roommate, now how old do you think he is?

Caller: I would guess he’s a similar age, probably 45 I would say, maybe give or take a few years, I don’t know.

Dispatcher: But somewhere in his 40s though?

Caller: Yeah, that would be my best guess.

Dispatcher: How tall is he?

Caller: I’ve never met this man. She said he’s big and burly, I think he has a beard.

Dispatcher: Does he have a vehicle?

Caller: He has a broken down vehicle in front of the house.

Dispatcher: Okay, so.

Caller: And I don’t think he drives. I drove by there today a few times to see if her vehicle was there, and it wasn’t. And I believe I saw a motorcycle parked inside the fence, by the garage, I think it was a motorcycle I can’t confirm that.

Dispatcher: Okay

Caller: But there is, I believe there is a blue Ford Festiva with a back window broken out in front of the house. She, Tanya, told me it was a pile of crap and can’t get going. And if they need to come here and see me, great.

Dispatcher: Okay.

Caller: Or, I just, I’m worried I don’t know what’s going on.

Dispatcher: I’m showing that they’ve actually checked on scene, out at her address, so I’m going to let you go, but they will contact you okay?

Caller: Thank you very much.

Dispatcher: Not a problem. If anything changes, you give me additional information, give us a call back.

Caller: Alright, thank you.

Dispatcher: Thanks. Bye.

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