Ed. Note: An arrest has now been made.
Thank you for spreading the word about the vicious attack on our dog walker [Ed. Note: MPD has now released video of the assailants, you can see the very disturbing incident here. Please contact police with any info.] earlier this week. We are really grateful to you for sharing information so widely and hope it will help find the two assailants.
A number of your readers have asked about ways to support her and her family. We plan to continue to pay her while she recovers and some of her medical costs will be reimbursed by the DC Crime Victims Compensation Fund, but there will be additional costs associated with her recovery (including lost wages from family members who will have to take time off to care for her). We have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to offset those costs for her. Anyone interested in donating can find more information here.
She’s one of the kindest and most loving people I’ve ever met. While no one deserves to be attacked like this, it’s especially distressing that she was a victim of this horrific attack.
Lesley, Caesar, and Ana (her clients)”