Authorities are asking for help after an 18-year-old woman was badly beaten and stabbed in New Jersey Saturday morning.
Police responded to a report of a woman with head trauma on Vanderbilt Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township just before 6:30 a.m. and found the victim outside her home with a serious head injury and stab wounds to her arms and torso.
Officials said emergency personnel "performed life saving measures" on the victim and rushed her to an area hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
Police said the victim had been home alone at the time and that a black 2009 4-door Mazda 6 with New Jersey Registration YHX-85W was missing from the home after the attack.
Anyone with information about the attack or the whereabouts of the missing car is asked to call the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-2300, the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).