Police need your help after finding strangulation victim

Woman still unresponsive

Police are searching for a suspect tonight after they discovered an unresponsive woman inside a home on the 2700 block of Holland Street.

The woman was nearly strangled to death this morning; police responding to a call around 10am.  The victims mother arrived at the home and found her daughter unconscious.  Also in the home were two young children.  The children, who were unharmed, are now under the care of a family member. 

Neighbors tell us that the woman had just moved into this home about a month ago.  They confirmed that she had two children living there, as well.  They also say they didn't hear anything suspicious this morning or last night.  
 
Police are hoping someone they haven't talked to may have heard something and they're spending their time canvassing the area, trying to find someone to help with the investigation.  "As of right now, we have no suspect information and we are trying to follow up on as many leads as possible in the area as far as video, knocking on doors; we're doing a canvas of the neighborhood," says Chief Dacus.  "We're trying to see if anyone saw or heard anything out of the ordinary."
 
Police ask that anyone who has any information, please contact investigators.  Chief Dacus also tells us the victim is still unresponsive and unable to answer the question that they hope can eventually solve this case.
 
Anyone with information on the case is asked to come forward.  You can submit an anonymous tip by going to http://www.erie.pa.us/police/ContactUs/SubmitaTip.aspx, or call the tipline at 814-870-1125.

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