Elderly Couple Seriously Injured, Held Hostage Overnight

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An elderly couple spent New Year’s Eve in the hospital with serious injuries after they say someone held them hostage overnight.

Detectives and crime scene investigators spent Wednesday collecting evidence from the married couple’s Diamond Springs home.

The woman was able to call 911 around 8 a.m. Wednesday, and said someone held them hostage all night. She said she was unable to get up, and deputies had to force their way into the home.

The 80-year-old woman and 92-year-old man were taken to the hospital in serious condition. Detectives say the couple was badly injured.

The El Dorado County watch group kept tabs on the situation, and started to raise money and awareness for the couple. Neighbors say they are shocked by news of the crime.

Investigators have not provided information about a possible suspect at this time.

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