15-year-old claims strangulation, rape in abandoned house - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

15-year-old claims strangulation, rape in abandoned house

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The victim's family said she was taken to this abandoned home where she was strangled and raped. The victim's family said she was taken to this abandoned home where she was strangled and raped.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A 15-year-old girl vanished for nearly one day and is now recovering in the hospital after what her family is calling a brutal attack.

Memphis police opened in investigation into the teen's claims. She is not being identified, but her grandmother told Action News 5 that her granddaughter is terrified.

The teen was on her way to the County Line Market at Latham Street and South Parkway.

"She said she was going to go and come right back. It's just about a good ten minute walk," the victim's grandmother said.

The teen's family says two men snatched her off of the street, took her around the block to an abandoned house, where they allegedly strangled her and raped her. She woke up alone hours later and walked home.

"She was shaking. She was barely walking. Hair was messed up," said the grandmother. "She had bruises on her neck, on her face … She was still crying and stuff. She looked bad."

The victim's grandmother hopes police can crack the case soon, before someone else is attacked.

Police do not have any suspect information available, but they are working with the teenage victim to come up with a description.

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