Attacked Nebraska woman ‘had anti-gay slurs carved in her skin’.
A lesbian in Lincoln, Nebraska, has reportedly told police that three attackers broke into her home, tied her up and carved homophobic slurs into her skin.
The 33-year-old woman, who has not been named, was treated at a local hospital after the early Sunday morning attack, police said.
Local media reported that words such as ‘dyke’ were cut into her body. A police report confirmed the injuries but officers have not yet said what the words were.
Officers also said that a small fire was started in her kitchen and anti-gay graffiti was found on the walls. No arrests have been made.
Later on Sunday, more than 500 people attended a candlelit vigil for the victim.
Tyler Richard, president of Outlinc, a Lincoln gay rights support group, said he had “full faith” in the police investigation.
“We trust that their investigation will be fair and complete and we await the results,” he said in a statement. “As we consider the possible impetus for this horrific attack we are reminded more than ever why fairness is vital in our city.”