911 calls from boyfriend of murdered Clarksville teen released


by Renee Murphy


Posted on March 5, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 7:35 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The desperate 911 call made from the boyfriend of a slain teenager in Clarksville, Indiana has now been released.  The young man called dispatchers as he tried to save his girlfriend.

Dispatcher: What’s your emergency?
Boyfriend: My girlfriend was raped and I think she’s dead.  I need someone hear now!
Dispatcher: Ok, is she breathing?
Boyfriend: No. She’s in vomit, she’s been beat and there was something tied around her neck.  I just cut it off.  She’s dead. I’ve been doing CPR for the last 20 minutes. She’s ain’t coming back.

That was the call that came in from Joshua Lewis. His girlfriend 17 year old Tara Willenborg was raped, and strangled at their Cambridge Square Apartment in Clarksville on Saturday morning. Lewis was the first to find her in the apartment they shared. He immediately had an idea who may be behind the brutual crime.

Boyfriend: Get someone down here right now before I kill him. Cause I think my neighbor did it.

The boyfriend of the victim's neighbor is now charged with the murder. Authorities say Richard Hooten has admitted to the crime. Monday in court he said "I'm sorry" to the family of the victim. In the 911 call Lewis expressed his rage towards the suspect.

Boyfriend: I don’t know but I will **** kill him if I find him.

Later in the call dispatchers walked Lewis through how to perform CPR to the victim.

Boyfriend: My girlfriend’s been raped and she’s **** dead.
Dispatcher: Sir, are you still doing CPR?
Boyfriend: Yes, I’m still doing CPR.
Dispatcher: Who is there with you?
Boyfriend: My neighbor

That neighbor was not the suspect. In the final moments of the call you can hear Lewis say he didn't feel a pulse and you can hear the desperation in his voice.

Boyfriend: Come on baby. Don't die

Tara Willenborg’s visitation is going on right now. Tomorrow she will be laid to rest.  Her family is expected to make a public comment at that time.  Her family is expected to make a public comment at that time.  The suspect remains in jail with no bond awaiting his next hearing which is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.