AURORA, Colo. -- Petra Mier, 76, migrated to the United States from Mexico more than four decades ago.
She says she left with her family in order to find a better life and allow them to get ahead in their education.
Two months ago, Mier’s husband died. Since his death, she has been trying to find ways to deal with the pain of his loss.
One of the ways she found to deal with the pain was by picking up some of her daughter-in-law’s shifts at the Super Laundromat on Mississippi Avenue in Aurora.
Mier says the laundry is a place she goes to forget about her problems even if it is just for a couple hours a day.
On May 20, she was attacked by a stranger who came into the store.
Mier says she asked the man if she could help him with something and he replied he needed to go to the bathroom.
After she told him the bathrooms were closed, Mier says the man began insulting her and then threw her against a table.
Mier says it took her about a month to recover from her injuries and it was hard for her to breathe.
Now, Aurora Police say they continue searching for the man. Mier says she will continue working at the laundromat for now and may consider getting another job.
If you have any information about this attack, you are asked to call the Aurora Police Departmant at (303) 739-6050.