INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Contractors found an elderly woman tied up and gagged in her basement Monday morning on the city's near east side.
According to IMPD, 82-year-old Jane Denny was found in her home around 10:52 a.m. in the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue. Contractors arrived at the home to do some work, when they heard noise coming from the basement. They went to check it out and found the woman tied up with duct tape over her mouth.
“She was a little bit confused about everything, she couldn't put it all together. She had been there a while” said IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey. “She told us she didn't believe she was assaulted any other way other than being tied to the chair and the duct taped.”
According to police, Denny suffered from cuts on her wrist and her arms were swollen. Denny told her rescuers she thought two or three men had come into her home on Saturday.
Denny’s friend told officers the last time he saw Denny was between 11 a.m. and Noon on Saturday.
Police say several items from the home were missing but they did not want to release specific details. Denny was taken Wishard Memorial Hospital and was in good condition Monday afternoon.
The near east side neighborhood where the woman was tied up consists of several boarded up homes. Neighbors say crime is a problem.
“Stuff like that happens from time to time you just have try to stay positive and try not to lean on the negative. (We) need to come together as a neighborhood and help each other, lean on each other's back in situations like this and not let violent stuff like that keep us in fear” said David Stevenson, who works in neighborhood.
Anyone with information about the robbery should call Crimestoppers at 262-TIPS.
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