CRIME

Manhunt on for attacker of 69-year-old woman in Northwest D.C. home

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A manhunt is underway after a 69-year-old woman answered her front door, and ended up being dragged through her Northwest Washington home in a chokehold, before being tied up with a vacuum cord.

The crime has left the neighborhood just steps from the National Cathedral on edge.

The victim is shaken to the bone. And she is visibly injured, both physically and emotionally. She didn't want to be seen on TV, but her sister talked with ABC7.

In the video, Virginia Clark, the victim's sister, tells ABC7 what happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday while she was briefly away from the home.

The women believe they might have been targeted. They shop together at estate sales and flea markets. Maybe someone followed them.

They don’t know the man who attacked them. He is described as having
a dark complexion with a grey crew cut and small beard around the chin and mouth area, about 5-foot-8, 140 pounds.

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