A local family continues to wait for answers almost a month after their loved one was found severely injured in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood.
Emergency crews found Stephanie Harris, of Northeast D.C., with a serious brain injury and broken neck behind a row of homes on the unit block of Quincy Place NE on April 9.
The 46-year-old mother was later taken to Medstar Washington Hospital Center to be treated for her injuries.
Harris' family says she is now alert and speaking a few words. Harris was unconscious when she was first admitted to the hospital.
Since news first broke of Harris' case, few details have been provided to the public regarding the investigation.
On several occasions, in the first two weeks after Harris was discovered with her injuries, DC Police declined to provide a report to WUSA9 regarding the case. A MPD spokesperson said the report was "unavailable" and that the investigation was "ongoing."
On Wednesday, WUSA9 once again reached out to MPD to see if the agency had any update to provide on the case. An agency spokesperson said officers would work to provide new information. However, no timetable was given as to when an update may be offered to the public.
Harris' family says it is eager to learn more about what happened to her.
A family member said detectives told them no foul play had been discovered in the case and that surveillance cameras near where Harris was found did not show any clues.
At the time of Harris' hospitalization, Stephanie Harris' daughter, Eden, said her mother did not live in the neighborhood where she was found.
Her daughter also said it was hard to believe the injuries Stephanie Harris received were the result of an accident.
"I never thought that someone would cause harm or do anything to my mother," she said.