Brian Linder, pennlive.com
The racing world was stunned late last month as tragedy befell the family of NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson.
The star’s in-laws, Jack and Terry Janway, and 11-year-old nephew, Dalton Janway, were all found dead at their residence following a 911 call.
No motive has been reported, but police have speculated that the incident was a murder-suicide with Terry, the mother of Johnson’s wife Chandra, a suspect.
But there has been little other information to explain just what happened.
And the recently released audio of the 911 call doesn’t do much to help, either. A woman’s voice — reportedly believed to be Terry — gives the address of the residence and says, “There’s someone here with a gun.”
The dispatcher asks, “Do you know who it is?”
The call drops.
It’s a chilling and brief window into the heartbreak and unknown of what had happened or was about to happen in that home that night.
Police reportedly arrived at the home to find one of the individuals dead in a hallway. They reportedly heard another gunshot inside the residence before finding the remaining bodies.
Johnson and Chandra Janway married in 2004 and have two daughters.
The seven-time NASCAR Cup champ was slated to run in the Chicago street race but pulled out.
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