Police seeking female victims of assault similar to Mar. 2 incident in White Center


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King County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking female victims of unreported or unsolved assault cases similar to one that took place in White Center on March 2 (read more here).

On Thursday, March 2, just before 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 9600 block of 15th Ave SW where a woman had been severely beaten and sexually assaulted.

The suspect, a 21-year old male, had grabbed the woman and tried to drag her to a secluded area before assaulting her. After the assault the suspect fled the area on foot. A witness called 911 and the suspect was apprehended a short distance from the crime scene and arrested.

The victim sustained critical injuries as a result of the assault and is at Harborview in a medical coma. Detectives believe the victim, 55, is homeless or transient.

Because of the serious nature of the crime detectives believe there may be unreported or unsolved cases similar in nature. The suspect is believed to have lived in Tukwila, Auburn, Kent and South King County.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a similar assault or attempted assault, please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

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