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Neighbors react to sexual assault of elderly woman

Police are looking for a heavy-built black man between 40-50 years old.  (Photo source: WLOX) Police are looking for a heavy-built black man between 40-50 years old. (Photo source: WLOX)
Neighbors expressed anger and disbelief after learning that an elderly Gulfport woman on their street had been sexually assaulted overnight. (Photo source: WLOX) Neighbors expressed anger and disbelief after learning that an elderly Gulfport woman on their street had been sexually assaulted overnight. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Neighbors expressed anger and disbelief after learning that an elderly Gulfport woman on their street had been sexually assaulted overnight.

Police said the 78-year-old woman was attacked in her own home shortly before midnight. The crime was reported in the 800 block of 25th Street.

Police say the woman heard suspicious noises outside her home, and when she went outside to check, she saw a man. Police say the man forced the woman back into her home and raped her.

Police are looking for a heavy-built black man between 40-50 years old. They are still interviewing neighbors, hoping to develop some leads.

Trang Pham Bui will have more on this shocking story tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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