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Police seek help in cold case that left woman partially paralyzed

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Two years ago, an unsolved crime sent one woman into a coma for months and gave her partial paralysis and memory loss. Now, still waiting for witnesses to come forward, police are again shining a light on a cold case in the hope this victim will finally get her justice.

"We need somebody in her corner," said Ofc. Jim Knoll of the Clarksville Police Department. "We know somebody saw what happened. We have to get somebody who's willing to step up and help us."
 
There's a quiet drizzle on Greenfield Drive. Fall leaves are scattered on a spot where in October of 2010, police believe an act of violence changed Keisha Reed's life.
 
"Nobody really believed it," said friend of Reed, Darrel Gold. "How'd it happen? A lot of people were around, so I don't understand how it went down like that."
 
Police said on Oct. 6, 2010 around 7:30 p.m., a call came in to police claiming Reed was throwing up blood. Reed was rushed to the hospital, her health deteriorating.

Police said they had no information for a full week until a family member called them saying they'd heard Reed had been body slammed to the ground in her driveway.
 
After months had passed, Reed came out of her coma in February 2011 and regained her ability to speak. 

"Sometimes she knows your face, sometimes she doesn't," said Gold. "It's in and out."
 
With partial paralysis to the left side of her body and recurring memory loss, police said Reed has no recollection of who attacked her.
 
"You've got someone who's 32 years of age, who essentially, her life was taken from her," said Knoll. "She was in the hospital, she's still in the hospital. She still has no life of her own, and yet, there's somebody out here who probably created this situation. They're still walking free."
 
Clarksville police said they have taken suspects in this case but have not been able to gather enough evidence to charge them. If you have any information, call Detective David Bramel at 931-648-0656 ext 5161.

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