By: Melina Matthes
OMAHA (kptm) - A home invasion turned assault on an elderly woman has caught everyone's attentions this week. Especially after police say a teen, who's still on the loose, was behind the attack.
Now, the victim has seen the face of her attacker and worries others could soon become victims.
78-year-old Janet Jordan was attacked in her house. She's now out of the hospital and says each day she's feeling a little bit better, but she's still scared. She's afraid to be alone and she's nervous to come back home.
"I'm not going home because of that, cause I'm not saying he'd come back but I just can't trust it now. That's the way I have to live my life," Jordan said.
She says until her attacker is caught, she won't return, but she's thankful police worked quickly to pin down who they think did it. "I didn't think it'd be that fast. Most of the time you hear oh we'll catch him, well that goes on and on. No, I was surprised as quick as they knew who it was."
Now police are on the hunt for 16-year-old Naushkoniwaheega Hamilton. "I expected to see the devil, but he's a nice looking kid why...I never expected him to look that way."
Jordan said investigators found his fingerprints on a table leg. The weapon she says he used to beat her repeatedly. "This was almost murder...if he'd hit me two or three more times I'd probably been dead."
She says she was lucky. "They could've been planning my funeral this week instead of trying to get me well."
She worries Naushkoniwaheega Hamilton might attack another person. She encourages anyone that knows where he is to contact police immediately.
Police say if you know where Hamilton is, but you're too afraid to report him, you can contact investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.
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