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Senior Attacked In Rye Recounts Incident; Police Seek Motive

Woman Said She Thought She Was Going To Die
(file / credit: Osborn Retirement Community)

(file / credit: Osborn Retirement Community)

RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - She said thought she was dead going to die.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The 71-year-old woman who survived an attack in fourth floor apartment early Monday at the upscale Osborn Retirement Community in Rye told the Journal News that the hooded the intruder held a knife to her throat and told her not to scream and that it would all be over soon.

But the woman fought back. She punched and she kicked and managed to take the knife. Then she played dead before biting the man’s ankle.

The Journal News has detailed a $15 million estate, a bankruptcy filing, and some lawsuits involving the retired dentist.

But Rye Police Commissioner Williams Connors stressed it’s much too early to talk about a motive.

rye home invasion Senior Attacked In Rye Recounts Incident; Police Seek Motive

Photo of person entering the building shortly before a home invasion/assault at The Osborn. (credit: RYE PD)

“Whether it’s financial, personal, a stranger situation, employees, former staff members, we’re looking at everything,” Connors told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. “There are a number of working theories that have been emerging. Some of them discounted, some of them still active.”

In piecing together the puzzling case, police also have surveillance footage and physical evidence from the crime scene.

The intruder is still at-large.

If you know anything, please contact police at 914-967-1234.