Latter-day Saint Life

Intruder Attacks Elderly Organist in Latter-day Saint Chapel, Police Asking for Public's Help


Police in Centerville are asking for the public's help finding someone who they believe broke into a church building and choked a 71-year-old woman as she was playing the organ late Saturday.

The woman reported she was practicing at the organ about 9 p.m. when she heard loud pounding for several minutes on the locked door of the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 270 N. 300 East, said Centerville Police Lt. Zan Robison.

About a half-hour later, "an unknown individual" in a gray hooded sweatshirt attacked her from behind and choked her, forcing her to lose consciousness for a time, Robison said. The assault was not sexual in nature, he said, and police don't know the gender of the alleged attacker.

Story by Annie Knox. Lead image from Deseret News.
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