A homophobic slur was spray-painted on the wall of a woman's basement at her home in addition to other slurs carved on her body.
Three male attackers wearing masks allegedly bound a lesbian woman in Nebraska and carved gay slurs into her arms and abdomen, the Omaha World Herald reports.
Lincoln police said they are investigating the attack as a hate crime.
The woman, 33, who neighbours said openly lives as a lesbian, fled to a nearby home early Sunday covered in blood.
"I was in shock," neighbour Linda Rappl told CNN. "She was naked, her hands were tied with zip ties. All I could see was a cut across her forehead and blood running down."
She was treated in hospital and released.