Detroit Police: Two Men In Custody In Beating, Rape Of Woman

DETROIT (AP) — Two men were in custody in connection with the rape and brutal beating of a 63-year-old woman outside a closed Detroit church.

Police Chief James White told reporters Monday that tips from residents led investigators to the suspects in the Nov. 14 attack.

The woman was acquainted with both men and was not targeted randomly, he added.

“This is a crime that really shocked the city,” White said outside the westside church. "The victim was discovered in the early morning hours. She was left here for dead, and today she’s still fighting for her life.”

A 44-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder. He has not been charged with sexual assault. White said the investigation into the rape was continuing.

The second man was being held on a charge not related to the attack.