DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police are turning to the public to help them catch whoever is responsible for the vicious beatings of two women on the city’s west side.
In both cases, police say the women were severely beaten and likely left for dead in vacant fields, without any clothing.
The first discovery was made around 5:50 a.m. last Friday in the 12800 block of Eaton, near Meyers Road and Lyndon Street. Police say a 37-year-old woman was physically assaulted, and had burn marks on her body. She was in critical condition; but now is in stable condition.
Just over 24 hours later, another woman’s body was found around 7 a.m. Saturday in a field at Elmira and Iris Streets, near Plymouth and Meyers roads. Police say the woman, believed to be in her 20s to 30s, was physically and possible sexually assaulted. She is still unconscious and is listed in critical condition.
Police say the crime scenes are about two miles away from each other, but it’s too early to tell if they are in some way connected. Investigations are ongoing.
It’s not clear if police are looking for one or more suspects in these cases, but anyone with information is being urged to contact police.
To provide investigators with an anonymous tip, call Detroit police at 313-596-5240 or 313-596-1950. You can also leave a tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.