Woman Wakes Up from Coma and Points Out the Family Member Who Assaulted Her
The police searched for clues that might help locate her assailant
They looked for proof and clues about who hurt her, but they couldn’t find anything. Police looked into several people in the attack on Palmer. Even though one person said that Daniel Palmer III, Palmer’s brother, was on her porch late at night before she was found, no charges were ever filed.
Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellenger, who was in charge of investigating the crime, stated: “We had a little bit of an idea what happened, but the problem was with the nuts and bolts of the case we had nothing to go on. There were no eye witnesses, nobody lived in the home, no surveillance footage, no cell phone records. There was virtually nothing there to move forward on.”
But the case soon went cold
The case went cold as the police weren’t able to find any substantial evidence that could lead them to the whereabouts or help them identify the assailant. However, the case was reopened again after Wanda came out of her two-year coma. Only then did the investigation make a big step forward.
The medical care facility staff where Wanda was being treated told the police that she had woken up
Wanda had been living at the New Martinsville long-term care center, and the staff called the detectives to report this new development. They told the police that Wanda could talk to them.
Even though the attack did a lot of damage to her brain, she could say a few words and answer when asked a question. Palmer couldn’t talk, but she could say yes or no to yes or no questions. So, when Sheriff Mellenger went to speak to her about who had assaulted her, he knew she was clear-headed enough to tell him the truth.