Pontiac woman found clinging to life in her home has died

PONTIAC, Mich.(WXYZ) - The 33-year-old woman who was found clinging to life in her Pontiac home Tuesday night has now passed away.

Tanisha (Silas) McDaniel's husband arrived at their home on Tucker near Elizabeth Lake Road just after 6:15 p.m. to find Tanisha barely alive, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. 

Tanisha and Valdez McDaniel were married about a year ago in November of 2011.

Investigators with the Oakland County Sheriff say it appears Tanisha walked into her townhouse while a burglar or burglars were inside, stacking up electronics by the rear sliding glass door.

It appears milk crates were used to climb up to a kitchen window, cut the screen and climb through an unlocked window.

Investigators say it appears Tanisha surprised the intruder(s) and was shot multiple times.

The shooter(s) escaped in her silver 2005 Ford Explorer with a MI license plate of CLN-1687. 

The vehicle was located early Wednesday morning by deputies in the parking lot of Doctors' Hospital in Pontiac and it's now being processed for evidence.

Tanisha's husband discovered her body on the floor of their kitchen and called 911. She was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Anyone with information or who sees the vehicle is asked to call Sheriff's dispatch at 1-248-858-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

There is a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Detectives continue to gather information and process the crime scene.

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