Arizona police are searching for a suspect after an 82-year-old grandmother was viciously attacked in her own home, as reported by NBC 11.
The unnamed Central Heights resident was preparing for her own husband’s funeral late Saturday night when an assailant attacked her from behind, bashing her on the head with a glass and beating her with his fists, according to authorities.
The victim says the suspect broke into her home just minutes after grieving family members left for the evening. The 82-year-old told investigators that she was forced to lay in a pool of her own blood for hours, playing dead until she thought it safe enough to call police. She was transported to the hospital but, due to her injuries, was forced to miss her husband’s funeral.
The assailant is being described as having stocky build and wearing a white ski mask.
Photos of the the woman, taken after the gruesome attack, have spread across social media, as people attempt to help catch whoever did this.
I am sharing this post.I do not know the family I just want to help they didn't know how to make it public so Ii did…
The victim’s grandson, Jesse Leetham, originally put the photos on the social network for similar reasons.
“Our family was heartbroken before with the loss of one of the most amazing men to ever walk this earth, but this, this has just devastated us,” the Facebook post reads, as reported by NBC 11. “If this monster of a person has the stomach to do this to a helpless woman in her 80s, my fear is that he will have no problem doing this again.”
The Facebook post also notes that the 82-year-old has forgiven her assailant and doesn’t want people to “make a fuss” over her. She is currently recovering in a local hospital.
Anyone who has information regarding this attack is urged to contact Detective Keith Charles at 928-402-4211. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at 1-800-782-7463.
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