- Cullman, Alabama

July 12, 2013

Woman remains in intensive care after beating; police look for clues

By David Palmer
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — A woman who was found beaten and semi-conscious in her Carroll Acres home Thursday has briefly spoken to a police investigator, but remains in intensive care at UAB Hospital.

The victim has not been identified by Cullman police investigators, but Assistant Police Chief Craig Green said additional evidence has been gathered from the Briarwood Drive house where the woman was discovered by her ex-husband before 5 p.m. Thursday.

“Investigators have collected the bedding where she was found, as well as blood samples. But the investigators have also found evidence of a struggle in the dining room and a blood sample has been taken from there, too,” Green said.

Investigators have not named a suspect. Officers have been door-to-door in Carroll Acres interviewing residents to look for leads in the case. The ex husband, who regularly visits the house to pick up his son, was questioned Thursday and is expected to be interviewed again today. Green said the ex husband is still not considered a person of interest in the case. He called police to the scene.

The child was not harmed and was in the basement of the house, police said. The child, who is 3- to 4-years-old, is being interviewed today by an investigator skilled in dealing with children.