A morning anchorwoman for KATV-TV in Little Rock Arkansas was found in her home early Monday morning suffering from life threatening injuries apparently caused by someone beating her brutally.

Anne Pressly, 26, was found by her mother around 4:30 am lying on her bed and bleeding from severe injuries, according to the police.

“We do believe she was beaten,” Sgt. Cassandra Davis of the Little Rock police department told FOXNews.com. Davis said the injuries were to the upper body and included stab wounds. She was taken to St.Vincent’s Infirmary Medical Center and they reported that Pressly has been listed in critical condition said Davis.

It is possible that the motive for the beating was for robbery since her purse is missing but Davis said that the police haven’t been able to find any force of entry so far into the home in Little Rock. “It’s not a neighborhood known for any violent crime,” Davis said.

At this time there are no current suspects but detectives are questioning neighbors, friends and co-workers of Pressly’s.

Pressly’s mother usually gives her daughter a wake up call in the mornings. She didn’t get an answer so she went to the address on Club Road and that is when she found her daughter. Pressly’s dogs were missing but they have been found.

Pressly had a role in Oliver Stone’s new movie “W” and she also played a sorority girl on the soap opera “As The World Turns”. She won her role on “W” when she went to Shreveport, La. where the movie was filmed for a story on the movie. She plays a conservative who speaks favorably of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech.

I hope Anne Pressly has a speedy recovery from this attack. I will say a prayer for her.

Jan Barrett

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