BANKS COUNTY, Ga. - Banks County investigators are seeking the help of a crime lab in trying to figure out who was behind a prank that severely injured a woman.
Channel 2's Tony Thomas spoke with investigators who say they're now working to find fingerprints in the glue placed on the toilet seat in a busy store
Authorities said they may never know who put Loctite super glue on toilet seats in the Home Depot, but they are going as far as sending evidence to the state crime lab to try and find out.
"The doctors told me I just have to tough it out. It's going to take a while to heal," said victim Illyanna De La Keur.
De La Keur continues to recover from this incident her sister captured on cellphone video.
Paramedics worked for nearly an hour to free her. Crews ultimately decided to use WD-40 to free her.
Investigators with the Banks County Sheriff's Department are trying to figure out who's responsible. Some evidence has been shipped but for further testing.
"[Why go for fingerprinting in this case?] Just to see if we can find any evidence on any of the items that were locate and to see if we can make a match to why they would have been touching that item," said Chief Deputy Shawn Wilson.
While many may view it as a simple prank, Wilson said since De La Keur was hurt, they are taking the incident seriously.
"[Is there any indication this may have been faked in any way?] At this time we don't have any indication on anything on that. Whether it would be faked or rather it's real," Wilson said.
Investigators say they haven't ruled anyone out as possible suspects so far. De La Keur's family insists they were not involved and want to know who was.
"Hopefully justice gets served, hopefully everything turns out right," said De La Keur's sister, Aleera Canino.
"It's just ridiculous to go the store and then be immobilized," De La Keur said.
De La Keur said there was only one other woman with a child in the restroom when she walked in. The manufacturer of the glue states on the bottle the glue sets within 30 minutes.
Deputies said it could be days, if not longer before they are able to wrap up their investigation.
De La Keur said her family spoke with a lawyer about the incident for the first time Tuesday. So far, she said they have not decided what their next course of action might be.
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