Audio From Jani Lane 911 Call Released
Audio from the 911 call reporting the discovery of former Warrant singer Jani Lane's body was released today. The singer was found dead on Aug. 11 in a California hotel room, with an overdose of pills and vodka suspected as the cause of his demise.
The clip of the 911 call reveals that the housekeepers who found Lane were hesitant to check the singer's body for a pulse, with a hotel employee explaining from the lobby: "They didn't really go inside, so maybe housekeeping thinks that he's dead." As a result of this belief, the caller was unable to find anyone willing to re-enter the room even after the dispatcher pleaded, "It would be nice to at least know if we can help him."
It was just yesterday we found out that police are talking to an unidentified friend of Lane's, who reportedly placed a note reading "I am Jani Lane" on the singer prior to his death. Apparently that note also included the mystery person's name and phone number.
An initial autopsy was inconclusive, and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said it may take four to six weeks to finalize the singer's cause of death. However, Lane had publicly struggled with substance abuse for much of his life, with prescription pills and a half-empty bottle of vodka were found in his room.
Listen to the 911 Call from Jani Lane's Hotel Room: