An 89-year-old Joliet woman was ambushed and attacked by someone in her home Tuesday morning and beaten so badly that one of her eyes popped out of its socket.
She was found hours later by neighbors who noticed a broken window and heard faint calls for help.
Joliet's Herald News reported that the roughly 100-pound elderly woman entered her home near Fisk Avenue and South May Street and found someone inside.
The attacker pulled a pillowcase over her head, beat and kicked her before tying her up with electrical cords and packing tape, and shoved her down her basement stairs, the paper reported. The attacker then ransacked the house.
She was found more than eight hours later and treated by firefighters before being rushed to a hospital, where she remained Wednesday night.
Police said they have several leads in the case, but no one is in custody.