SANFORD, Fla. — Before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot in a gated community here, and before 28-year-old George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s death more than six weeks later — before the protests in between, and before the anguish — there was a confused father worried for his son’s whereabouts.

In police recordings provided to NBC News under a freedom of information law, Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, speaks with Sanford police the morning after his son was shot and killed.

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Click here to listen to police dispatch calling Tracy Martin back

Tracy Martin is unaware of what’s happened and calls to ask if he can file a “missing persons report.”

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