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94-year-old Cleveland woman beaten to death during home invasion, police say

September 17, 2018

94-year-old Cleveland woman beaten to death during home invasion, police say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A burglar beat a 94-year-old woman to death during a home invasion in the city’s Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, police said.

No arrests have been made in the case. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet released the name of the woman who police said died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The burglar also attacked a 74-year-old woman during the home invasion. She is hospitalized at MetroHealth with head trauma, police said.

The burglar about 1:45 a.m. broke into the home on Gertrude Avenue through a window and confronted both women, who were sleeping when the break-in happened, police said.

The man attacked the women and stole an unknown amount of items from the home, police said. The burglar is believed to be about 25 years old, police said.

It’s the fourth homicide in Cleveland in a 24-hour span.

There have been 94 homicides in Cleveland in 2018 compared to 85 at this point last year.

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