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Suspect Sketch Released in Lake Lynn Park Attack

Posted April 6, 2008 8:36 p.m. EDT
Updated April 21, 2008 5:35 p.m. EDT

— 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.