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Suspect Sketch Released in Lake Lynn Park Attack

Posted April 6, 2008
Updated April 21, 2008

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— Police released a composite sketch Sunday evening of a suspect wanted in connection with a March 31 attack at a north Raleigh park.

A 22-year-old woman told police she was jogging on a Lake Lynn Park trail at about 7 p.m. when a man struck her from behind.

The victim said she was hit twice with a rock and fell to the ground. The man ran away when she screamed.

The victim, who recently moved to the Triangle from Michigan, said she was training for the Boston Marathon. She suffered a concussion from the attack.

The suspect is described as a black male in his teens or 20s. He is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie; baggy, light-colored blue jeans; and tan Timberland boots. Two tan-colored designs that were said to resemble a sideways “S” were on the back pockets of his jeans.

Police are urging everyone to use caution near Lake Lynn Park and to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.

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  • atozca Apr 7, 2008

    ifcdirector,

    You are correct in noting that "the city continues to uphold a ban on legal permitted concealed carry in isolated areas like this park and the Greenways yet they have never seen fit to put any kind of police presence whatsoever into these isolated areas."

    This problem is not the fault of the LEO's it is "we the people" who allow ourselves to be governed by such. I now pay close attention and make my opinion known in the elections and with the legislators, etc. ......... it works.

  • ifcdirector Apr 7, 2008

    because police are lazy and eating doughnuts ... !!!! WOW!

    I do love these cyber-glimpses into the public intellect.

    You got it Buddy!

  • FloydTurbo Apr 7, 2008

    woman jogger attacked by man w/ a rock .... because police are lazy and eating doughnuts ... !!!! WOW!

    I do love these cyber-glimpses into the public intellect.

  • Angel in disgusie Apr 7, 2008

    Well DUH! She fell down and started screaming....she probably go a good look at him as the coward was running away....

  • ifcdirector Apr 7, 2008

    Yes use caustion near Lake Lynn........... What does that mean? We are a hard hat? It's great that the city continues to uphold a ban on legal permitted concealed carry in isolated areas like this park and the Greenways yet they have never seen fit to put any kind of police presence whatsoever into these isolated areas. Just the presence of one officer on a bike or segway on these trails would go a long way toward scaring off potential criminals in these areas. But when you can sleep in your car, eat doughnuts, ignore illegal aliens, and bust people at the bottom of every big hill in Raleigh for coasting over the speed limit who cares about such a glaring oversight. Again. Use caution. Incredible........

  • aprilcole Apr 7, 2008

    like this better: Police report that a woman was followed and attacked by a would be rapist earlier today at lake lynn park. Anticipating the attack, The survuvor- 'er victim, quickly dropped to one knee and jammed her .357 magnum into the assailants manhood while pulling the trigger several times. Raleigh sanitation was notified and cleaned up the mess. The End.
    savedcenturion

    now THAT was funny!!!

  • kenloe3981 Apr 7, 2008

    maybe she saw him when he hit her

  • enoughsenough Apr 7, 2008

    People need to realize that monsters do exist. They may not have the fur and fangs, but they are out there. They will attack when you least expect it. Be careful and arm yourself.

  • 215born910raised Apr 7, 2008

    Shipshape,

    Good point..curious to see how this one ends

  • Space Mountain Apr 7, 2008

    I really wish women would not run or go out at night in isolated places by themselves.

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