Police believe an intruder took a 5-year-old girl from her north Philadelphia home overnight and kicked her until she was semiconscious.
Captain John Darby of the special victims unit says Thursday that the mother discovered the girl from her bed and soon found her in the yard.
Darby says the girl was found Tuesday morning with a facial fracture and possible internal injuries. She is in stable condition at a hospital.
Police believe the attacker entered the house through a window.
The girl tells police she was walking in a hallway when a man came out from behind a door.
Police say the girl was not sexually assaulted.
They hope to identify an attacker based on DNA retrieved from the scene.