ARLINGTON (WBAP 24/7 News) - The Arlington grandmother who was killed Tuesday morning during a carjacking that began in her driveway was choked, beaten and shot in the head, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner has reported.
Initial police statements after her body was found Tuesday did not mention a gun or a gunshot wound. On Wednesday, authorities reported that the attacker had a handgun.
83-year-old Leona Swafford was attacked about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as she pulled her 2010 Lincoln MKZ into her driveway in the 400 block of Sussex Drive near Vandergriff Park.
Police say a man jumped her, fought off a neighbor and drove off with her still in the car. He slammed into a parked car as he fled.
Oak Farms Dairy has offered a $10,000 reward for the killer's arrest and indictment. A police spokeswoman says thus far investigators have received at least seven dozen tips.
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