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Woman Survives Attack by Killer Who Stored Body in Freezer
ABC News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MICHAEL KOENIGS and ALICE GOMSTYN

Posted on 11/10/2011 6:45:15 PM PST by decimon

"I can talk," said Lydia Tillman with pride and great effort. For a woman who spent over five weeks in a coma after being sexually assaulted, strangled and doused in bleach, this is no small feat.

"I'm tough," said Tillman, an acclaimed sommelier and a seasoned world traveler.

At a 4th of July fireworks celebration in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, Tillman, 30, met a stranger who returned with her to her apartment, sexually assaulted and strangled her, beat her head, shattered her jaw, and left her for dead. To cover his crime, police say the man then poured bleach on her body and throughout her apartment, then started a fire.

Despite the physical trauma, Tillman found the strength to survive by leaping out of her second-story window and running into the awaiting ambulance. When the medics asked whether she knew the assailant, Tillman repeatedly told them "No, no, no" before suffering a stroke that left her in a coma for over five weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: survivor

1 posted on 11/10/2011 6:45:16 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
AP photo.
2 posted on 11/10/2011 6:46:55 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

wow.... that guy.... I would NEVER have suspected THAT guy in a MILLION years.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: decimon

Well, it’s never a good idea to “go home” with a total stranger, but particularly when he has crazy eyes. This guy looks like a loon.

Glad they caught him. I wonder how many other women he has killed?


4 posted on 11/10/2011 6:52:42 PM PST by livius
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To: decimon

She’s not bad looking, I can just imagine her thoughts while this was happening “of all the guys I could have taken home I had to pick the serial killer”


5 posted on 11/10/2011 6:55:11 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: decimon
Tillman, 30, met a stranger who returned with her to her apartment

What could possibly go wrong when a woman takes a perfect stranger home? I can't even imagine anyone doing this.

6 posted on 11/10/2011 6:56:38 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

The danger of a stranger in the dark


7 posted on 11/10/2011 7:01:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: decimon
At a 4th of July fireworks celebration in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, Tillman, 30, met a stranger who returned with her to her apartment

What a horrific story. When I was younger, and still in the dating game, my girlfriends and I all saw "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." It was life-changing for some of them, and in a good way. I wish Ms. Tillman had seen it. Prayers for her continuing recovery.

8 posted on 11/10/2011 7:05:42 PM PST by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Tammy8
What could possibly go wrong when a woman takes a perfect stranger home? I can't even imagine anyone doing this.

So you're saying you've never woken with freezer burn? Come on. ;-)

9 posted on 11/10/2011 7:06:42 PM PST by decimon
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He’s a Ted Bundy type.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 7:10:52 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: decimon

From my long ago single days...I recall no short supply of young, attractive women going quite enthusiastically to my place or theirs within a few hours of meeting.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 7:11:34 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Moonman62
I guess so, because he is like leading man kind of handsome.

I am a pretty good judge of character, and I would of trusted that guy implicitly

12 posted on 11/10/2011 7:14:15 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: decimon

The crime is horrific, no one deserves that. And this guy should be hung. But, didn’t her mother ever tell her never to let a stranger into her house?


13 posted on 11/10/2011 7:29:09 PM PST by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: decimon

Why do females invite strangers up to their hotel rooms or into their homes...its a puzzlement to me..


14 posted on 11/10/2011 7:38:01 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Grizzled Bear
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15 posted on 11/10/2011 7:41:13 PM PST by Shimmer1
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To: goat granny
Why do females invite strangers up to their hotel rooms or into their homes...

Sex?

16 posted on 11/10/2011 7:45:07 PM PST by decimon
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No thanks. I have a headache.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 7:48:29 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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I have a headache.

Hopefully not as bad as the woman in the article.

18 posted on 11/10/2011 7:51:57 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

If they want sex, do like the guys do, look up escort service, they probably won’t kill you..:O)


19 posted on 11/10/2011 8:00:41 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ClearCase_guy

your quick...must have heard that before...LOL


20 posted on 11/10/2011 8:01:42 PM PST by goat granny
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To: decimon
From the article:

"It was my intention to find the strength in my heart to forgive Travis Forbes."

Why are people so big into unqualified forgiveness? The Bible clearly states, "Rebuke, the forgive" If the person has not been rebuked (i.e., sent to jail) you should not even consider forgiving him, IMHO.

21 posted on 11/10/2011 8:12:45 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: decimon

What is it with women who either go to a total strangers’ house/apartment or invite total strangers to their home?!?


22 posted on 11/10/2011 8:31:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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23 posted on 11/10/2011 8:36:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: decimon

Why was there a waiting ambulance for her to run to? I mean, maybe there were screams reported to the police, but that alone doesn’t usually bring an ambulance, or smoke to the fire department, and that might bring an ambulance, but why didn’t a police officer or fireman find her? They were hanging out in the parking lot with the ambulance?


24 posted on 11/10/2011 9:49:41 PM PST by heartwood
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Too handsome for his own good. Arrogant. Usually I like Nordic types, but I’d cast this one as the SS Sturmhauptfuhrer.

Anyway, even the ones that look like you could trust them, you shouldn’t. Shouldn’t take a stranger home with you.

“I’m tough,” the victim boasts. Yeah, you are honey, but you’re still stupid.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 9:54:02 PM PST by heartwood
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To: decimon

I’m confused. Was she stored in the freezer? Did she jump from the freezer or with the freezer into the ambulance? Was she bleached?


26 posted on 11/10/2011 9:54:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: decimon

I wish I had a freezer big enough to store a body. Some people are lucky!


27 posted on 11/10/2011 9:58:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!; heartwood

Notice at the bottom that they want us to tune in for the full story.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 4:44:22 AM PST by decimon
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To: Revolting cat!

You don’t want to know.....


29 posted on 11/11/2011 8:57:54 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He sure looks innocent. Can’t always go by looks as Ted Bundy proved.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 9:01:32 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: livius
I wonder how many other women he has killed?

At least one. They just found her body a couple weeks ago after the scumbag told them where to look.

31 posted on 11/11/2011 9:09:39 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Tammy8

she should have at least asked for his resume


32 posted on 11/11/2011 9:13:25 AM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Revolting cat!
I wish I had a freezer big enough to store a body.

I wish I had a freezer big enough to store another body.

Oops, please disregard.

33 posted on 11/11/2011 9:19:19 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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I wish I had a freezer big enough to store tubs of ice cream when a really good sale happens.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 9:22:11 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Shimmer1

That was supposed to be a response to post #6. I’m not sure how I posted it to #1... The point is, the making of foolish choices is not a recent phenomenon.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 4:00:43 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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she should have at least asked for his resume

and three references.

36 posted on 11/11/2011 4:02:54 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: decimon

Something very wrong if they can’t get sex from someone they already know. It is so dangerous to pick up strangers I see it as being like people that do things like bungie jumping, extreme mountain climbing- that sort of thing. Thrill seekers.

When I was single I wouldn’t even let people fix me up with guys to date, especially not after a friend fixed me up with a guy that ate glass, ate the fire off of people’s cigarettes and neat bar tricks like that to impress me. That date lasted maybe 20 minutes.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 7:37:00 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8
When I was single I wouldn’t even let people fix me up with guys to date, especially not after a friend fixed me up with a guy that ate glass, ate the fire off of people’s cigarettes and neat bar tricks like that to impress me. That date lasted maybe 20 minutes.

Did he sing 'Tuff Enough' to you?

38 posted on 11/11/2011 8:00:03 PM PST by decimon
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