“It could have happened to anybody.”

That’s how the father of a woman who was brutally assaulted inside Memorial City Mall early Sunday sums up the attack that broke his daughter’s jaw in several places.

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“It was a brutal, vicious attack. It could have happened to anybody. It was shocking,” the victim’s father told Eyewitness News.

Good samaritan Ashley Hill discovered the victim in a women’s restroom at around 8:30 a.m during her walk through the mall.

“She was missing at least one or more teeth, she was bleeding from every side of her head I could see, out of her ears. She was in really bad shape,” Hill told Eyewitness News shortly after the attack.

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The father views Hill as a hero, and is thankful his daughter wasn’t harmed further in the incident.

“When she was not sedated, she was very lucid, very communicative, surprisingly upbeat,” said the father.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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