Perpetrators of crimes don't usually call 911 on themselves. Calls to 911 are typically frantic and haunting, made by victims in the aftermath of emergencies. The calls made by the Weepy-Voiced Killer, whose real name was Paul Michael Stephani, were different. The murderer's nickname came from the fact that he phoned 911 after attacking young women in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during the early '80s. He confessed his crimes to police and news stations, tearfully pleading that they make him stop. His displays of emotion add a level of creepiness to his already disturbing crimes.
During the strange murder investigation, police gathered evidence from Stephani's recorded calls, but for nearly two years, it wasn't enough to find him. The Weepy-Voiced Killer expressed panic in his calls. He screamed, cried, and begged for officers to catch him before he could commit more crimes. But the fact that he never turned himself in undermined his displays of remorse.