HARWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. — A 61-year-old woman remains in critical condition after being severely beaten and left lying in the middle of a Harwood Heights street Wednesday morning.

According to the Harwood Heights Police Department, officers responded to a residential area across Wilbur Wright College on the 4400 block of North Natchez Avenue just after 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday on reports of a woman lying in the street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 61-year-old woman severely beaten lying in the middle of Natchez Avenue who later was learned to be a victim of a carjacking. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she remains in critical condition.

On Friday in court, authorities said she has no brain function, according to doctors.

The suspect reportedly stole the 61-year-old woman’s blue Scion.

Neighbors tell WGN it’s normally very quiet in this area, and are horrified to hear about what happened to their neighbor.

Neighbors told police he saw the woman lying face up in the street next to her vehicle, a man was on top of her and appeared to be choking her.

After the attack, Harwood Heights police put out an alert with the vehicle description to law enforcement across Illinois and say officers in Crete, nearly 40 miles south, had located the stolen car around 10 a.m. Wednesday through a flock camera notification.

They pulled the vehicle over, and took the suspect, Reese Miller, 24, into custody.

The Cook County State’s Attorneys Office have approved charges for the suspect.

He is facing several charges, including attempted murder.