Police: Masked suspect sexually assaulted caregiver in Boone Co. barn

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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Boone County officials provided an update after two women were found injured on Friday.

The two women were identified as 76-year-old Helen Fix, who lives at the residence. The other injured woman was her 41-year-old caregiver.  They were found injured in a barn Friday evening.

Officials said the two women left for their daily walk from the residence at 5 p.m. Once the two arrived at the barn, they were approached by an unknown male wearing a ski mask and reportedly had a gun.

The assault on the caretaker begun outside the barn and then led inside, which it then turned into a sexual assault. Officials said the caretaker sustained injuries after a rope was placed around her neck and she was struck in the head with an unknown object.

The relief caregiver later located the two shortly before 6 p.m.

Authorities believe that the act was not random as only the caregiver sustained any physical injuries.

Law enforcement have responded to eight calls from the residence since 2014.

If you have any information on the crime, you’re asked to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 765-482-1412.

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