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Holladay woman found ‘beaten’ in basement

Oct 12, 2023, 3:30 PM | Updated: 10:53 pm

HOLLADAY, Utah — A 53-year-old woman was found beaten unconscious in the basement of her Holladay residence Thursday.

According to Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department, a call came in at approximately noon from neighbors who discovered the woman.

The home is near Meadowcrest Road and 6200 South.

Heather Eaves said she was out for a lunchtime walk when she noticed something about the house didn’t seem right.

“Her back door was all the way open,” Eaves said.

When she went in to take a closer look, she couldn’t believe what she saw.

“It’s probably one of the most traumatic events I’ve ever been through,” Eaves said. “Like, it’s burned in my brain.”

Eaves described an extremely detailed and, frankly, disturbing picture of the crime scene and the condition of the woman.

“Her mattress was torn apart, all of her drawers were pulled out, it was just ransacked,” Eaves said. “And at the bottom of the stairs there was a huge puddle of blood.”

Eaves said her neighbor was also in the basement and in an extremely bad way.

“Her body on this left side was like purple and blue,” she said.

Neighbors are stunned that such a violent crime took place here.“Just to see that somebody like beat her so senseless…it’s horrible,” Eaves said.
The community wants to see a measure of justice and a full recovery.
“I love her to death and I just hope she knows we’re all praying for her and we all hope she gets better,” Eaves.

There is a criminal investigation into the incident, but Cutler said there is no known suspect at this time.

The woman, who has not been identified, was upgraded Thursday evening to critical but stable condition.

Cutler said police hope to talk to the victim when she regains consciousness and hopefully that will help them with the next steps in the investigation.

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Holladay woman found ‘beaten’ in basement