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Police find abandoned car of Terrell woman badly beaten in home invasion

TERRELL — An abandoned car of a 93-year-old woman who was severely beaten in her home has been found in the city, police said.

The red Ford Taurus was located about 11 a.m. in an alley near a church several blocks from the woman’s home, police said.

Police continued their search Wednesday afternoon for the victim's attacker.

"At this time, we don't know how many went into the house," Terrell police Capt. A.D. Sansom said Wednesday afternoon.

The woman remained in critical condition Wednesday after she was beaten during what police described as a home invasion.

There were signs of a struggle in the woman's Terrell home where she lived alone, police said.

The woman, who was not identified, was in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

"We believe this happened just a few hours before officers found her in her home," Sansom said.Officers responded to the victim's home shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

"A friend had not heard from her and called her family," Sansom said. "Family members then called police."When officers arrived, a door was found opened, but it did not appear as if it was kicked in, Terrell police said.

The woman was found in the home with head injuries, police said.

Police believe several items in the house were taken, but they had not completed an inventory as of Wednesday morning.

The woman's car was stolen sometime Tuesday afternoon.

Terrell is about 30 miles east of Dallas.