UPDATE: Seward Park Assault Suspect Now in Custody

Update 05/01/17:  A 28-year-old suspect is now in custody for this crime.  Members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force located and arrested the suspect at a location in Renton Sunday afternoon.  He was arrested without incident.  In addition to the October assault, he was also arrested for an outstanding felony theft.  He was booked into the King County Jail on indecent liberties and identity theft. Thanks to all who provided information leading to his arrest.

 

Update 10/26: Police have developed a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in Seward Park earlier this month.

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The victim described the suspect as a black male in his mid-20s, 5’6, medium build, dressed in a black and red jacket and grey sweatpants.

If you recognize this man, or have any other information about this case, please contact detectives at (206) 684-5575.


Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an October 1st sexual assault in Seward Park and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

On Saturday, just before 1:30 pm, officers responded to Seward Park for a report of a sexual assault that occurred while the victim was running along the lower loop.  Officers met with the woman who stated that an unknown male approached her and grabbed her, pulling her toward him.

She described the suspect as a black male, approximately 25 years old, light-skinned, 5’6″ tall with a medium build. The suspect was described as having short black hair and a goatee.  He was wearing a black and red zip up jacket (thin material) and grey, lightweight sweatpants.

The victim stated that the suspect had his pants down and was rubbing himself on her.  After a brief struggle, the woman was able to break free and the suspect ran off.

Officers, including a K-9 team and Harbor Patrol, conducted an extensive search of the park but did not locate the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Seattle Police at (206) 684-5575.