A group of construction workers found an 83-year-old woman tied to a chair in her basement and she had been there for at least two days, report the Indianapolis Police. According to ABC 6 out of Indianapolis on Oct. 28, the construction workers returned Monday to finish replacing the siding on the elderly woman's home, when they spotted a door open.
The woman didn’t appear to be home so they continued on with their work. A little later in the morning they started to hear noises coming from the basement. Just before 11 a.m. the workers went into the basement where they found the woman tied with rope to a chair and bound with duct tape around her mouth and head.
This elderly woman had so much duct tape around her head that paramedics had to cut her hair to get her the duct tape off. The woman said one or more persons pushed their way into her home and robbed her.
The criminals tied her up in the basement and left her there. Medical personal said the woman was so dehydrated that if the workers hadn’t found her when they did, she probably wouldn’t have been alive much longer.
The victim couldn’t give a good description of the people who did this to her, making the investigation tougher on police. The incident happened in the area of 323 Jefferson Avenue and police are looking for more details in the case.
The elderly woman was taken to the hospital where she remains today. She is being treated for dehydration. She is expected to recover physically, but the ordeal must have been horrendous for this woman.
Police ask for anyone with information on this incident to please call police at 317-327-3811. Or, tips can be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).