Woman in Coma After Christmas Attack

A young woman is in a coma after she wasa brutally assaulted and left for dead. It happened the day after Christmas outside a Hyde Park apartment building on Zumstein Avenue. 23-year-old Leigh Bain was beaten so badly that she's missing part of her ear. An officer patroling the area found her bleeding in the snow.

Heather Thomas, a Fox19 News Producer, was Bain's roommate and sorority sister at Ohio University. "We've known each other for 4 years," says Thomas. "She's a fighter."

Bain was unloading her car after a trip to Pittsburgh when she was attacked. Friends believe Bain's attacker may have known her because they say she was not mugged or sexually assaulted.. One of Bain's neighbors also reported hearing her yell for help.