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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 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.