Jacob Spradlin, 17, had called 911 around 5:27 a.m., telling Benbrook police that he was suicidal and that he had climbed to the top of the tower. Spradlin had a brief conversation with police before jumping.

"He basically just let us know where he would be," Babcock said.

Officers found Spradlin dead beneath the tower. Babcock said Spradlin had to climb a barbed-wire fence at the base of the tower before climbing to the top.