WAUKESHA, WI — Audio of the 911 call — placed after a bicyclist discovered a 12-year-old girl allegedly stabbed by her two young friends last weekend — reveals a calm Good Samaritan coached through the ordeal by a dispatcher.
The recording was released by authorities on Wednesday.
Greg Steinberg who found the girl called the Waukesha Police Department after she crawled to the roadside on Saturday morning.
"She says she's having trouble breathing," Steinberg says on the call. "She says she has been stabbed multiple times."
Waukesha Memorial Hospital upgraded the girl's condition Wednesday to "fair," where previously it was listed as "critical but stable."
Steinberg released a statement and said he would not be doing interviews with news media: "Our family wishes to offer its thoughts and prayers to the victim, her family, and to the entire community, which is profoundly shocked and saddened by the recent event."
The identity of the victim has not been released by authorities, but she is a fellow student at Horning Middle School, along with the accused — Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12 years old.
They have been charged with first-degree attempted homicide. They are accused of luring the girl to David's Park, holding her down and stabbing her 19 times.