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The search continues for the suspect who struck a 91-year-old woman in Marion County

Reddick is a small farming community in Marion County that is not used to serious crime. Especially for a 91-year-old woman who was sleeping in her house at midnight on Sunday. “Someone broke into her home, beat her up and sexually assaulted her,” Marion County Sheriff Lt. said. Paul Bloom to WESH 2. According to officers, police The woman was asleep when she heard the intruder and was attacked shortly afterwards. “What he did was just wrong, and the whole town isn’t going to like it,” Reddick resident Jeffery Morris said. It is clear how the man entered the house. unclear and in the darkness the victim could not give a description. “The next thing she knows, this person is beating her up and then sexually assaulting her before she leaves,” Bloom said. Investigators said this case is priority number one and the victim is a fighter. “I saw pictures of the victim and what this person had done to her, the fact that she was strong enough to get up and carry on was amazing. call us, yell and scream at her attacker and fight this person” , Bloom said. Investigators said they have been diligently collecting fingerprints and other evidence from the victim’s home, hoping to get an idea of ​​who this attacker is “DNA, fingerprints, all of that has been collected, so hopefully in the next few days, From there we will have a clearer story,” Bloom said. “This is very much out of the norm, something that is very shocking, even as experienced law enforcement officers, to put it in short terms, it gets under your skin.” Investigators have already collected some doorbell cameras and other videos in the community, but are asking others to check if there is anything unusual and submit it to the sheriff’s office. Crimeline’s mission is to keep the community safe Central Florida by helping law enforcement remove unwanted individuals from the community, according to the mission >> Call Crimline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) >> Leave a tip online Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects in a crime and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards up to $1,000. All tips eligible for a reward are paid to tipsters through an anonymous process. Central Florida Crimeline began in July 1977 and was originally called Crimewatch, modeled after the first Crime Stoppers program founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico Call Crimline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

Reddick is a small farming community in Marion County that is not used to serious crime.

Especially for a 91-year-old woman sleeping in her house at midnight on Sunday.

“Someone broke into her home, beat her up and sexually assaulted her,” Marion County Sheriff Lt. said. Paul Bloom at WESH 2.

According to officers, the woman was asleep when she heard the intruder and was attacked shortly afterwards.

“What he did was just wrong, and the whole town isn’t going to like it,” Reddick resident Jeffery Morris said.

It is unclear how the man entered the house and in the darkness the victim was unable to provide a description.

“The next thing she knows, this person is beating her up and then sexually assaulting her before she leaves,” Bloom said.

Investigators said this case is priority number one and the victim is a fighter.

“I saw pictures of the victim and what this person had done to her. The fact that she was strong enough, to get up and keep going was amazing. Call us, yell and scream at her attacker and fight this person ” said Bloom. said.

Investigators said they have been diligently collecting fingerprints and other evidence from the victim’s home in hopes of getting an idea of ​​who this attacker is.

“DNA, fingerprints, all of that has been collected, so hopefully we’ll have a clearer story in the coming days,” Bloom said. “This is very much out of the norm, something that is very shocking, even as experienced law enforcement officers, to put it in short terms, it gets under your skin.”

Investigators have already collected some doorbell cameras and other videos in the community, but are asking others to check if there is anything unusual and submit it to the sheriff’s office.

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Crimeline’s mission is to increase community safety in Central Florida by assisting law enforcement agencies in removing unwanted individuals from the community. mission statement

>> Call the Crimline at 800-423-TIPS (8477)

>> Leave a tip online

Tips leading to the arrest of suspects on felony charges and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs may qualify for cash rewards of up to $1,000. All tips that qualify for a reward are paid out to tipsters through an anonymous process.

Central Florida Crimeline began in July 1977 and was originally called Crimewatch, modeled after the first Crime Stoppers program founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Call Crimline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).