Young woman left for dead in alley after brutal assault in southwest Detroit

Posted: 5:39 PM, Jul 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 17:39:58-04

Detroit Police are trying to find out who assaulted a 20-year-old woman and left her to die in an alley in southwest Detroit.

A passerby found the badly beaten and unconscious woman around 6:20 am Wednesday in an alley off Otis, near Cicotte.

Investigators say it's unclear if the woman, who was only partially clothed, was also sexually assaulted.

By Wednesday afternoon, Detroit Police were able to identify the young woman and notify her mother so she could rush to the hospital to be by her side.

Police describe her condition as critical.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.