PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Lake Oswego Police gave more details of the brutal attack that occurred during a home invasion last week.
At a press conference Wednesday, police announced a 74-year-old Lake Oswego woman had been brutally assaulted in her home on South Shore Boulevard on Thursday night. Police said the woman was going back inside her house after retrieving a package when an unidentified woman attacked her in the garage. The victim’s husband found her a short time later and called for help.
“It was brutal, it was violent,” said Joe Donnerberg, the adult son of the victim said of the attack. “I’ll never understand how someone could do this to a 74-year-old lady or any human being for that matter.”
Donnerberg’s mother is said to still be recovering in the hospital.
Police described the attacker as a white woman, aged 25 to 35. She has tan skin with long, brown curly hair and is roughly 5’6″ with a slender build. She was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt with khaki pants.
Police said the suspect may have been in the area for about five or six days before the attack and have asked for neighbors to check any camera footage from that night.
“It is important to remember that while this is a scary incident and someone was injured, these types of incidents are extremely rare,” Sgt. Tom Hammond said. “While the community should be careful and aware of their surroundings… it is not something we want the community to panic about or be unnecessarily afraid for their safety.”
Police are hoping to soon have a composite sketch of the suspect.