Rape Investigation in Van Asselt Neighborhood Leads to Recovery of Guns and Drugs

Detectives are searching for multiple men following a reported rape where officers recovered a kilogram of fentanyl and multiple firearms.

Police were called to the 7200 block of Marginal Way South at 8:30 Thursday night for a report of a naked woman screaming for help. Police arrived and found the woman as well as a vehicle speeding away from the scene. Witnesses said they saw the victim emerge from a nearby hotel room armed with a handgun and chase a man into a truck. The witnesses said that a second person then disarmed the woman and also fled the area.

Officers entered two hotel rooms associated with the incident and found multiple firearms and a kilogram of pure fentanyl, capable of producing 872,000 pills.

Detectives with the sexual assault unit are now working with the victim to develop a suspect description. We will update this post with that information as it becomes available.

According to King County Public Health, there has been a sharp rise in fatal overdoses related to fentanyl use with the highest ever numbers recorded during the weeks of December 27th through January 9th. If you need additional resources please contact King County Public Health at their website.