Questions remain in Brandywine Hundred assault

New Castle County police released a picture of the Lexus sedan that was stolen during a possible home invasion in a Brandywine Hundred neighborhood.

Police are still searching for the gray 2010 Lexus H250 with Delaware registration 79381, taken from a home in the Windsor Hills neighborhood in North Wilmington.

Investigators, meanwhile, returned to the scene where a 61-year-old woman was assaulted inside her own home. According to police, the victim’s husband came home at 9:40 a.m., Thursday, and found his wife unconscious in the living room. Police spokesman Cpl. Jacob Andrews, who stopped short of calling the incident a home invasion, says the victim sustained injuries to her upper torso; she remains in critical condition at Christiana Hospital.

How the victim was injured and with what, where the husband was Thursday morning before going home, whether police think the incident was random are all questions that have yet to be answered. 

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On edge

With several area schools closed today, one neighbor who did not want to be identified said children usually play outside in the family-friendly neighborhood on snow days, but not today.

“I definitely noticed that this morning since it’s a snow day and we’re all supposed to be outside having a good time.”

The neighbor mentioned two homes in Windsor Hills were broken into in the past two months, but said this is the first time she has heard of someone being injured. 

“It’s not just a break-in, it’s now a break-in plus someone was injured and so it definitely makes you more aware of what’s going on around here… I think all of us… are more aware of our surroundings and watching more cars that we don’t feel look familiar to us in the neighborhood.”

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