Deputies investigating death of Richland County grandmother

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in Richland County say a 76-year-old woman was killed and a child was tied up during an apparent robbery over the weekend.

Deputies tell local media outlets they got a call to go to a home at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and found a woman’s body. Coroner Gary Watts says 76-year-old Alice Tollison died from traumatic injuries to her upper body.

Lt. Curtis Wilson says the woman’s 8-year-old granddaughter was tied up during the robbery but was able to free herself to call 911.

Officer say there were signs of a struggle in the home, and the place had been ransacked.

Authorities are still investigating. The girl was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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