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Woman seriously hurt in home invasion

December 10, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 70-year-old woman suffered a skull fracture early Thursday during a home invasion in Hamilton Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Consuella Wallace sustained blows to her head and face during the incident at 2 a.m. in her two-story house on Pleasantview Drive, police said.

Trooper Ed Asbury said Wallace was in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed Wallace was a patient, but would not release her condition.

Asbury said troopers used a phone list they found to try to reach Wallace's friends and family. They initially were unable to reach three people, but by early evening had found two of them.

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None of the three people was being considered a suspect, Asbury said.

A news release issued at 6:30 p.m. said police were trying to find one person "in an attempt to obtain further information."

A police spokeswoman said troopers would not release information beyond the news release.

Pleasantview Drive is a curvy road west of Warm Spring Road and less than a mile south of U.S. 30. On either side of the street are mostly single-family homes, many of which, like Wallace's, were decorated with holiday lights Thursday evening.

Wallace's neighbors declined to talk about the incident. One man described her as a fantastic, beloved neighbor.

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