This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," March 16, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: We have some new information about the murder of nursing student Sarah Whitlock. Hours ago, police told the public how the killer got into the young woman's apartment....

Joining us live from Jacksonville with more are Sarah's parents, Gary and Paula Whitlock. Gary and Paula, I'm not even sure what to say, how to express condolences to you tonight. You know, everybody who's watching, you know, feels terrible about this. And I guess the best we can do is try to help you find your daughter's killer.



VAN SUSTEREN: And in doing that, let me start asking some questions to try to put the pieces together. Let me start first with you, Paula. In any conversations that you had with your daughter, did she ever express any fear of anyone?

PAULA WHITLOCK: No, not at all. Not at all. Everyone loved her.

VAN SUSTEREN: Paula, when was the last time you saw your daughter?

PAULA WHITLOCK: It was Sunday before the past one.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do you live in Jacksonville, where your daughter was living?

PAULA WHITLOCK: Yes, I live out at the beach and she lives in town.

VAN SUSTEREN: Gary, when was the last time you saw your daughter?

GARY WHITLOCK: At the same time my wife did.

VAN SUSTEREN: Anything unusual at all when you saw her? She say anything unusual?

GARY WHITLOCK: Nothing unusual at all.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did she ever express any fear living in that apartment building, fear that it was dangerous?

GARY WHITLOCK: There was always, you know, just being cautious, not being paranoid, but just using good judgment to keep yourself safe, that kind of thing. There was no paranoia, no fear at all. She felt safe where she was.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do either of you know why the police think that someone who murdered her was impersonating a police officer?

GARY WHITLOCK: No. We were given that information. I guess there was a press conference this evening, and the sheriff's department called us prior to that press conference and gave us that same information. And that's the first time we ever had heard of it.

VAN SUSTEREN: Paula, do you know if that apartment building had surveillance cameras? Because it seems to me that, you know, someone either followed her or came to the door. Well, maybe, I suppose, someone could have been waiting inside. But do you know if there are surveillance cameras out near or around the entrance to her apartment?

PAULA WHITLOCK: I'm not sure if they have any of those or not.

VAN SUSTEREN: Are the police, Paula, giving you information? I mean, are you working well with them? Because this is obviously, you know, a time where need to protect the investigation, but I know that you want answers.

PAULA WHITLOCK: Today was the first time that an officer called us to give us any information.

GARY WHITLOCK: But we know that they're working tirelessly to do everything they can to resolve this case, and we surely appreciate that.


VAN SUSTEREN: What kind of daughter was your daughter?

PAULA WHITLOCK: Oh, everybody that met her loved her. She was a light, like when she walked in the room. She had a real bright smile. She didn't meet a stranger. She would do anything to help anybody. She was really gifted. I mean, she's not like the usual person where they usually have one gift. She was, like, athletic and she was artsy. She could draw, paint. She could play the guitar. She was learning Spanish because she was going to nursing school and she wanted to eventually go to the mission field and work in Costa Rica as a nurse.

VAN SUSTEREN: Gary, you never think you're going to get a call like this, do you, from the...

GARY WHITLOCK: No. No. It's obviously a parent's worst nightmare, especially under the circumstances, as well. Not only is she gone, but the way in which she passed is pretty horrific.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, the only thing we can do to help you, obviously, right now is try to, you know, get the information out about her, hoping that someone will make a call to 866-845-TIPS because we need to get justice for your daughter, Sarah. And the public needs to help. Gary, Paula, thank you both.

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