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Elderly Grand Rapids woman severely beaten by intruder

8:50 PM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- An elderly woman was severely beaten after a man broke into her house early Thursday morning.

The 77-year-old woman told police she was grocery shopping around 4 p.m. Wednesday and returned to her home in the 1100 block of Worden Street SE. There, a white man approached her and asked if she needed help loading her bags. The woman declined assistance.

She told officers she went to bed around midnight and awoke around 2 a.m. as she was being beaten by an unknown suspect. She called police around 9 a.m. when she regained consciousness.

Grand Rapids Police are looking to speak with the man who was seen in front of the victim's home Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information should call (616) 456-3604 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345. You can also visit

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