Cornelius woman beaten, left in the street


by Abbey Gibb

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 10:26 AM

CORNELIUS, Ore. -- Police say a random, vicious attack of a 64-year-old Cornelius woman left her bloodied and alone on the roadside.

The victim asked to remain anonymous.She said two men attacked her from behind in the area of Baseline Street and South 20th Avenue while she was walking home on around 12:30 a.m. January 1.

She said she never got a close look at them as she fell to the ground. The victim said they kicked her face repeatedly. The attack left her with a broken shoulder, some missing teeth and possibly a fractured eye socket.

The woman believes the attackers were after money. She had left her wallet with a friend, so when these thieves rifled through her purse there was nothing to take.

A man passing by spotted the woman from across the street.

"I approached her and asked if she needed help. She was bleeding from her face," said Jason Smith. "Just left her for dead. That's basically how I walked up to her, left for dead."

She asked Smith to please walk her home and said that she would call police in the morning.

"That was horrifying. I started crying immediately," her daughter told KGW about seeing her mother after the attack. "Her face was black and blue. She had a cut and then she smiled at me and her teeth were all mangled. It was awful."

There was no suspect description other than the victim said it sounded like there were two men with Spanish accents.

"Maybe these guys were out bragging and telling stories and maybe somebody has overheard something," said Cornelius Assistant Chief of Police Joe Noffsinger.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call Cornelius Police at (503) 359-1881.