‘You’ll be home with Jesus soon’; Woman, 72, choked unconscious, found in locked, bound closet after 4 days, cops say

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Police say a teenager assaulted and robbed a 72-year-old woman, bound her and locked her inside a closet in her suburban Philadelphia home, where she was not discovered for four days.

The teen had recently fled a behavioural health facility.

Relatives found the woman malnourished and dehydrated in the closet.

22. The woman first noticed Feb. that her Chester County house had been burglarized. When she returned from work that night, police say the boy grabbed her.

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Prosecutors said Thursday the 17-year-old boy is being charged as a juvenile with attempted homicide and other offences.

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Police say the woman was locked in a closet without food or drink. The victim told police the boy told her “You’ll be home with Jesus soon” when he choked her until she lost consciousness.