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Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Englewood police are asking the public to help them find an “extremely dangerous” woman who they said beat her 82-year-old mother-in-law so violently that she knocked out several teeth and gave her a severe concussion after the older woman tried to convince her to kick a drug habit.

Mary Tene, 54, is believed to be with her husband, most likely in a motel between Englewood and New York City, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.

Police responded to an East Palisade Avenue apartment between Dean and Engle streets around 11:15 last night to find the severely beaten victim, Torell said.

Detectives learned that the victim “had been trying to counsel Tene about her drug problem when the woman attacked her,” he said. “She was in rough shape when our officers got there.”

The woman, who was taken to Englewood Medical Center, was expected to surive, the captain said.

Tene, he said, has “an extensive violent criminal record spanning across New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Florida,” as well as several aliases.

“She should be considered extremely dangerous,” Torell said. “Anyone spotting her should call 911 immediately.”

“To say we would like her in custody is an understatement,” he said.

“As you can see, she is very distinctive looking,” Torell said. “We could really use the help of the public on this one.”

An arrest warrant charges Tene with aggravated assault and elderly abuse. However, there could be additional charges “as our investigation progresses,” Torell said.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts can call Englewood police: (201) 568-2700. Or, as Torell said, dial 911.


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