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07/22/04

Family Looking for Answers After Woman Beaten

The scene of the attack. The scene of the attack.
Peggy Warren Peggy Warren

A Savannah woman is fighting for her life this afternoon after being brutally beaten on her way to work. Last night, Peggy Warren was in the parking lot Chatham Area Transit, where she's worked as a mechanic for 18 years, when a man came up from behind and attacked her.

"She's kind, giving. Everybody knows Ms. Warren," her daughter Genelle told us.

Last night Warren parked her van inside CAT's gates like she usually does, but this time her short walk to the office took a violent detour.

"She was coming to work and he came up and attacked her," her son Leon Flemming said. "For what reason I don't know."

This isn't the first time Warren was attacked. Just a few weeks ago, a man came up from behind her and beat her to the ground. That time, she escaped with only minor injuries. This time it was much worse.

"When I saw the wound to the head, and her eyes swollen, I was very upset," said Genelle.

She has a fractured skull, a concussion, and underwent brain surgery, and her family is just trying to make sense of it all.

"Look what happened, you have a female in intensive care and we don't know if she's going to make it," said Genelle.

Now the Warren family is offering $1,000 out of their own pocket, pleading for anyone who knows anything about this brutal beating to come forward.

"If anyone has any kind of information that would help our family, we would be very thankful," said Genelle. "So pray for our family, pray for our mother."

We spoke to Chatham Area Transit officials. They say nothing like this has ever happened on their property before, and there is already a plan to install more security cameras.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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