Detectives search for suspect following Fayetteville sexual assault
Posted April 11, 2016 5:17 p.m. EDT
Updated April 15, 2016 5:52 p.m. EDT
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville detectives are investigating a sexual assault that occurred around midnight on Monday near Cain Road and Pamalee Drive.
The female victim was walking on the sidewalk along Cain Road when a man approached her from behind, pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect was described as tall with a thick build. He was wearing a black shirt and smelled of alcohol and a strong body odor, detectives said.
The victim provided the following details about the suspect's vehicle:
- Dark green, possibly family, van
- No back seats
- Black pine tree car freshener hanging from the rear view mirror
- Food and trash on the dashboard
- Trash in the back of the van
- Black comforter on the floor
- No carpet in the back of the van
- Metal back floor
Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-366-5853 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.