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Pendleton Attack Victim in Induced Coma

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The husband of a woman found beaten along a trail in Pendleton says she will have a lot of relearning to do once she's out of an induced coma in a Portland hospital.
    
Dan Lange says his 53-year-old wife, Karen, faces many uncertainties. For instance, her doctors don't know whether she will be able to sing.She leads her church music program, sings at the Pendleton Round-Up, and is a member of the local symphony and chorale.
    
Dan Lange says Karen has briefly opened both eyes, and her left eye is open often.

An attacker beat her on the head with a metal pipe along the Umatilla River Parkway on Aug. 9.

Pendleton police say Danny Wu, a 23-year-old transient, is the main suspect for the attack. Wu is 5'07", 180 lbs., with brown hair, and brown eyes.

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