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Severely beaten woman found on Lake Hartwell shore

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FAIRPLAY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A severely beaten woman was found lying in the sand on the shore of Lake Hartwell near Fairplay on Tuesday morning, according to Oconee County deputies.

Deputies said the woman, who is from Westminster, was unconscious when she was found by a passerby and was taken to AnMed Health for treatment.

Investigators said the woman's car was found nearby, and there appeared to be signs of a struggle near where she was found. They said the woman has not been able to tell investigators what happened or the identity of her attacker.

The woman was listed in stable condition.

Although she was identified by deputies, has opted not to identify the woman out of concern for her safety.

Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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