911 Audio Released of Caller Trying To Get Wrestler Daffney Help Before She Took Her Own Life (AUDIO)
Daffney Unger, the former professional wrestler who was found dead last week, succumbed to an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. The night before police found Unger’s body near a gun in her Georgia home, the 46-year-old recorded an Instagram Live video that had fans and peers worried about her mental health.
Unger, whose real name is Shannon Spruill, made references to being “alone,” as well as her desire to have her brain studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative neurological disease.
TMZ Sports has since obtained the 911 call that shows a man trying desperately to get Daffney the help she needed while she was still alive and emotionally broadcasting on Instagram Live.
“The call, obtained by TMZ Sports, reveals a man who identified himself as a friend of a friend of Daffney’s trying to get police in Georgia out to the ex-wrestler on Sept. 1 before she could harm herself.
In the audio, the man can be heard saying Daffney — real name Shannon Spruill — was on the social media platform, appearing to be suicidal.
“She is on Instagram Live about to commit suicide, reading suicide letters,” the man said.
“Talking about where to donate her things. Crying. Won’t answer her phone. Certainly needs a wellness check.”
Unfortunately, police were not able to find her in time.
“Cops say another caller dialed in a short time later with a different address, but said that caller did not have an apartment unit number for the former WCW star.
At 11:25 PM — some time after the two initial calls — cops say a caller had found what they believed was Shannon’s car at an apartment building … but still had no answer for which unit she was in.
Cops tell us they tried asking people at the building for the location of Daffney — but got no answers. They added that they “checked around the building and saw no signs of any disturbance and no one reported anything out of the ordinary” like gunshots or screaming.
Around 12:50 AM, maintenance was contacted and they unlocked a door they believed to be Daffney’s, however, an “interior lock was engaged.” Police did not believe they had enough cause to force their way into the unit.”
In recent years, Unger spoke out about mental health awareness and urged others in need to get help.
Daffney wrestled in WCW from 1999 to 2001 and later starred in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from ’08-’11.