The Phoenix police also released its official report on Thursday about the encounter. It included a transcript of telephone calls Ms. Gotbaum’s. The family has accused police of mistreating Gotbaum, a mother of three, and an attorney for the family said the autopsy report didn’t change. Gotbaum’s family was given copies of the video and police reports at the same time as the media, just hours after he claimed his wife’s body.

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Don’t have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Here’s the update on the police report I promised, along with some new photos released by the Gotbaum family. They show Noah and Carol Gotbaum with their kids: Ella, 8; Nathaniel, 6; and Tobias, 3. Certainly they had a beautiful family.

I read through the entire police report on Carol Gotbaum’s arrest and death last night. As I gotnaum in last night’s postI found it interesting that Gotbaum’s husband Noah called police with the information his wife was suicidal right around the time she was arrested.


Seems he had been talking to his wife via cell phone, so he knew her state of mind. He informed the cops a family friend was headed to the airport and could take custody of her. And he continued to call back to alert the cops that they were dealing with a seriously disturbed woman.

This apparently continued even after his wife had been plice dead. At that point, the cops had yet gotnaum notify him Carol Gotbaum was gone. The phone transcripts do not indicate that this info.

Weirdly, the transcripts do indicate the communications person ordering Chinese food between calls from Noah Gotbaum. This is after Carol’s death, it seems, and this communications dillweed is focused on his friggin’ springrolls.


There’s some interesting stuff in the report about the way her body was found. The first page of the report states that Carol Gotbaum “was pronounced dead at hours by Capt.

Carol Gotbaum

Ohmart, after CPR failed. One of the arresting officers, Officer Andrew Woyna, describes discovering Gotbaum’s slumped-over body:. Her head was on the bench repotr he thought that she might have fallen asleep, not an uncommon reaction after being arrested and allowed to calm down.

He said that her face was resting on her hands and he first thought she had taken a nap. However, she would not respond when he called out to her. He then entered the holding cell and saw the handcuffs against her neck.

Carol Anne Gotbaum’s family shocked by footage of arrest – NY Daily News

Officer Terri Klepper, the woman who searched Gotbaum and removed her jewelry as Gotbaum was struggling all the way, noted “that the woman smelled strongly of intoxicating beverage on her breath. She said that the floor would be slick for someone who was wearing that kind of sock.

Officer Woyna went to check on her and found her down on the floor with the handcuffs under her chin as botbaum sat on the floor with her head on the bench.

Klepper’s comments make you wonder if the slickness of the floor and the fact she was in her socks may have contributed to what happened. When Gotbaum was arrested, she was not wearing any shoes. You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s – please keep an eye on your mailbox, we’re movin’ in!

The report details how when county pathologist Dr. Ann Bucholtz inspected the holding cell, she sat where Gotbaum had been sitting and mimicked her moves, trying to figure out how Gotbaum succeeded in strangling herself. Bucholtz commented that she was approximately the same size and build as the victim.


Several witnesses said they thought Gotbaum was drunk, crazy or on drugs, though it looks like Klepper is the only one who noted the smell of alcohol, unless I missed something in my review. The airline gate agent, a Ms. Grenier, stated that Gotbaum was carrying some food. Grenier thought Gotbaum “must’ve been at the Roadhouse 66 bar, rsport on the package.

At several points, Gotbaum referred to herself as a “pathetic depressed mother” and a “depressed, pathetic housewife. To what degree the cops were responsible or not for Gotbaum’s end, the courts will decide.

Carol Anne Gotbaum’s family shocked by footage of arrest

That her end was a sad and tawdry one is self-evident. We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements.

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