A woman was found beaten and laying in a pool of blood inside her home early Saturday in South Chicago. The 55-year-old was found by a neighbor who lived downstairs at 4:02 a.m. in the 3000 block of East 80th Street, according to Chicago police. She had suffered blunt force trauma to her head and body. She was laying in a pool of blood and a metal object was found near her body, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with skull fractures and a broken arm. She was in critical condition, police said. Area South detectives were investigating.