Troopers responding to a 911 hang-up call at a Fayette County residence this morning found a 59-year-old woman seriously injured after what they believe was a violent home invasion and burglary.
The woman, who police would not identify, had no recollection of her Nicholson home being ransacked either late Wednesday night or early this morning, state police said.
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper First Class Alec J. Hamilton said the woman was first taken to Uniontown Hospital, then Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., where she will undergo surgery. She is expected to survive.
Troopers went to the home on Konicki Road after county dispatchers got a 911 hang-up call from the woman’s home phone shortly before 3 a.m. and heard what sounded like a crashing noise, state police said in a news release.
When they arrived, troopers found the basement door open and evidence of forced entry. The woman was found upstairs in her bed, covered in blood due to severe face and head injuries.
Electronics, including a TV, and other items were missing from the home. The woman lives alone, the trooper said.
Trooper Hamilton said state police in Uniontown today received two reports of burglaries in the township but was unsure when they occurred. He said the investigation continues.
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