The addenda to the Fayette County sheriff’s final report on the Chris Benoit case included logs of phone calls. As noted in the previous post, the logs should be supplemented with cell phone voicemail, or the failure to retrieve voicemail should be better explained.
But there’s one further problem with at least my copy of the raw phone-call logs.
The last entry for the log of calls to Chris’s cell phone is 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. This was the day when family, friends, and people at World Wrestling Entertainment were starting to get frantic, as Chris — who had already no-showed the Beaumont, Texas, show on Saturday — also appeared to be no-showing the Houston pay-per-view on Sunday.
There are, of course, many, many text and voice messages logged subsequent to 1:50 p.m. Sunday for Nancy Benoit’s cell phone and for the home answering machine. And there are texts for Chris’s cell. It stands to reason that there were some, or more likely many, additional voice calls.
Even if the voicemails to Chris’s cell were lost due to a technical glitch, I do not see how they could affect the simple raw call log. We have not one, but two missing pieces of phone evidence, and by far the two most important ones.
I emailed my contact at the sheriff’s office about this on Sunday night and again on Monday.
When I receive a response, I will report it.