SAGINAW (WJRT) (2/19/2018) - An observant person helped get police looking for 65-year-old Kathy Rogers on the day she was brutally beaten inside her downtown Saginaw office.
Saginaw County 911 Central Dispatch received a report of a suspicious situation around 10 a.m. Feb. 6. A caller had witnessed a black male dump bloody items into a dumpster, including a purse and wallet, behind the Saginaw Public Schools office at 550 Millard St.
A police officer went to the dumpster, which is just a few blocks from the Jefferson One building, where Rogers was assaulted. A search of the purse lead to the identification of Rogers, who lives in the Birch Run area.
Another police officer was sent to her home. Dispatchers asked that officer to find out if Rogers was home and, if not, see if anyone there might know where she is.
Police were able to find out she worked at the READ Association office, a children's literacy nonprofit on the fourth floor of the Jefferson One Building. A police officer raced to the office and opened a closed door at around 12:30 p.m., finding Rogers clinging to life on the floor.
"I need MMR emergency," the officer told dispatchers.
More police and medical responders came to the building to give aid to Rogers, who was badly injured. A command officer asked whether the case was a Code 70 -- or death -- prompting a reply of, "not yet."
The next day, the Saginaw Police Department arrested 34-year-old Timothy Green. He was charged with attempted murder and is awaiting a preliminary hearing next week.
Rogers is back home recuperating from serious injuries.