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Snohomish Woman Assaulted by Stranger while Walking to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 3, 2017


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications,
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

Snohomish, Wash. – The Snohomish Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an assault that occurred in the City of Snohomish early this morning.  The victim, a 22 year-old woman, flagged down a passing vehicle to use the driver’s cell phone around 3:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of Bickford Ave to call 911. She reported that, as she was walking to work, a male unknown to her pulled her down to the ground, pulled off her pants and underwear, and started to assault her.  The victim fought back, kicking the man in the face.  The victim was able to break free and run away and the suspect attempted to follow her until she lost him.  The victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s , 5’7”, average, short hair and stubble, wearing a gray or tan plaid jacket, brown pants or jeans, and last seen traveling on foot southbound on Bickford Ave.

Police are conducting an extensive search of the area by foot patrol and K9 units.  Detectives are investigating and have released a composite sketch of the suspect, based on the victim’s description.

Anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or has information about this incident should call 911.

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2017-3827 Suspect Sketch Scan