Unable to speak, Texas girl scribbled notes to help police find her attacker

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 6:28 PM EST

  • On Aug. 10, 1990, Jennifer Schuett was abducted from her bedroom by an unknown man. She was strangled, her throat was slashed and the 8-year-old was left for dead in a field in Dickinson, Texas.

    Unable to speak, she found a way to answer questions and provide investigators with important details about the man who attacked her.

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    Jennifer wrote that on the night of her abduction, she was wearing a "pink T-shirt" and white underwear with blue roses.

    "I was asleep. A man opened the window and grabbed me."

    Survivor Jennifer Schuett's notes to investigators