KATV's Anne Pressly Attacked in Home Dies UPDATE
Little Rock - KATV Daybreak anchorwoman Anne Pressly, has died at the age of 26, as a result of injuries sustained earlier this week
"We are profoundly saddened to tell you that our dear Anne has lost her struggle for life. It was our hope, as was yours, that Anne would overcome the injuries inflicted upon her in the brutal attack at her home. We were with her in her last moments, and although our hearts are broken, we are at the same time comforted by our faith knowing that Anne is now with our Heavenly Father.
The outpouring of compassion we have received is truly a testament to the way in which Anne has touched so many people in a positive way. Thank you for your prayers and your many acts of kindness. We are grateful for the wonderful care Anne received from her doctors, nurses and others at St. Vincent.
Our lives will not be the same without her. We ask that you continue to pray for us as we struggle to move forward without our dear sweet daughter. We also ask that you give us the privacy we need at this very difficult time."
Little Rock - Little Rock police are investigating an early-morning home invasion Monday that has left a KATV morning anchor hospitalized.
According to authorities, Anne Pressly, 26, is in critical condition at a Little Rock hospital after being found in her home with what police call “severe wounds.” Early reports said Pressly had been stabbed or cut, but Monday afternoon investigators confirmed the injuries occurred from blunt force trauma to the head and upper body.
Pressly was discovered around 4:30 a.m. Monday by her mother, who became concerned after ‘wake-up’ calls to her daughter went unanswered.
Police say there were no suspects as of Tuesday morning, but that the attack may have come during a robbery, because Pressly's purse was missing. Investigators spent much of Monday talking to friends and co-workers of Pressly's to find out if she had been threatened.
The last known contact with Pressly was between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when she attended a surprise party for a co-worker at a Little Rock restaurant.