An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by an unknown woman who forced her way into the victim’s home Sunday morning.
The woman sustained a broken nose, cuts and bruises to her face and other injuries during the beating, according to her neighbors.
The suspect in the beating remains at large.
The incident was reported around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Rockford Way.
The victim told officers she was walking into her home, when an unknown woman followed her in and locked the door. The woman started hitting the victim repeatedly, screaming the home belonged to her and that she was going to kill the woman.
A neighbor from across the street, an elderly man, just happened to come over for a visit. He had a key to the home and let himself in, which is when he found the suspect standing over the elderly woman. The suspect yelled at the man that the residence was hers and then she fled, according to the Turlock Police Department.
The woman was last seen running on E. Hawkeye Avenue, toward Geer Road, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
The suspect was described as a white woman in her 20s. She had blond hair in a ponytail. She was wearing blue jeans and a light jacket.
The victim was treated at an area hospital and later released.
Anyone with information about the attack or the suspect is asked to contact Turlock Police Officer Derek Johnson at 668-5550 ext. 6725.