Bound In The Basement

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 6:09pm

Elderly woman bound, gagged and robbed before being locked in her basement for two days. Emily Longnecker reports.

(WTHR) Residents of an Indianapolis neighborhood are concerned after an 83-year-old woman was bound and left in the basement of her home this weekend.

The woman laid on the cold concrete of her basement for nearly two days, tied up with rope, her hands bound with plastic zip ties and duct tape over her mouth. Men who were hired to work at her house found the woman Monday morning. They said her hands and feet were swollen and black and blue from being tied up for so long.

She was incoherent and dehydrated when they found her, yet Monday night, that woman was in good condition at Wishard Hospital.

The woman's neighbors said they were still in shock over what had happened right under their noses.

"I think fear pushes us in that direction and we don't want to be a fear-based neighborhood," Sue Spicer, the president of the Willard Park Neighborhood Association, told people who lived across from the victim's home.

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