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Salt Lake woman critical but stable after attack inside her home

Feb 7, 2022, 10:39 AM | Updated: 11:16 am
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(FILE photo KSL TV)
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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman is in critical but stable condition after a stranger, described as homeless, attacked her in her home.

Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for the public’s help developing information in its case that it says involved a potential aggravated assault after the woman let a man into her home and was attacked.

The woman, found Sunday afternoon with a “critical injury and bleeding heavily,” according to police, was able to talk to investigators, presumably after she had emergency surgery

Police have not identified the woman who was originally found at around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday at approximately 850 South Temple. She was taken by paramedics to a local hospital in critical condition but was upgraded by doctors to critical but stable condition after the surgery.

Police weren’t immediately sure what caused the woman’s injuries but established a crime scene and started interviewing witnesses. The on-scene commander notified detectives who then assisted the investigation.

The woman told investigators she let a man inside her residence where he attacked her and then fled. She described the man as homeless. It is presumed she provided this information after surgery while recovering at a hospital but police were not specific about when they spoke with the victim.

“There’s no information at this time that indicates the woman or alleged assailant knew each other,” SLCPD said in a press release.”When the SLCPD is able to provide a description of the alleged assailant, that information will be provided.”

Police are asking for the public’s help as the SLCPD robbery squad was assigned the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 801.799.3000 and reference case No. 22-22409.

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Salt Lake woman critical but stable after attack inside her home