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.


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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