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SPD attempts to identify, locate sexual assault suspect

sketch-of-suspectThe Seattle Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify and locate a sexual assault suspect.  On April 28th, 2009, shortly after 9:00 p.m., the suspect boarded the southbound Metro bus route #7 at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street.  The female victim was also on the same bus.  The victim got off the bus at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street.  The suspect followed the victim to the 900 Block of Hiawatha Place South and sexually assaulted her.


The suspect is described as a white male, in his early 30’s, but could possibly be in his late 20’s.  He is described as 5’10-6’00 in height, with a medium build.  He has dirty blond hair and a beard.  He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, possibly dark green, and had a lanyard, with something plastic, possibly a bus pass, attached to it, around his neck.  The suspect was also carrying a large backpack with a bedroll or a sleeping bag attached to it.


If anyone has any information concerning this crime, or they believe they may have seen this suspect, they should contact the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.