Posted at: 08/20/2007 08:15:19 PM
Updated at: 08/28/2007 11:08:14 AM
By: Nicole Muehlhausen, Web Producer
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Maplewood woman talks after her attack
 

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A Maplewood woman who was attacked in her own back yard talks for the first time.

To see Tracy Hacker today, you’d never suspect what she went through just ten months ago.

Last October, someone hit Hacker with a baseball bat, causing such a severe brain injury, doctors weren’t sure she’d survive.

In his 911 call, Hacker’s husband told people he saw the attackers.

"Two little guys, possibly Asians. Ran out of my back yard. They hit my wife. I tackled one, I got the bat, I hit one," Hacker’s husband said to officials.

Police released sketches of the suspects based upon Hacker’s account.

Now after ten months, police say the evidence they’ve gathered points to someone else, not to the men in the sketch.

Since the attack, Hacker has divorced her husband.

Police admit their evidence is circumstantial, not enough to file criminal charges. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is not naming the suspect because no charges have been filed and the suspect has not yet been arrested.

Police say the case will stay open, but will not move forward until they get more evidence.

Hacker's family is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Anyone with any information should contact Maplewood Police at 651-778-8191.