Durham Regional Police continue to investigate this violent assault and the 50-year-old female victim remains in hospital in critical condition.
Officers are canvassing the neighbourhood and making every effort to locate any surveillance footage from nearby houses and businesses. The crime scene has been processed and the evidence collected to date is being analyzed
At this point in the investigation, no arrests have been made and efforts continue to determine the nature of the assault and the person responsible. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility of this being a random attack by a stranger.
Police continue to encourage everyone to remain vigilant with their personal safety, walk or jog with a friend and remain on well-lit main thoroughfares.
Anyone with new information about this active investigation is asked to contact Detective Gill Lock of the Major Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5418.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.