Victim of unsolved January bike path attack had seen her assailant before
Last Updated: 73 days ago
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - The victim of an unsolved January attack on a Jefferson County bike path had seen her assailant on several previous occasions as she was walking or biking on the path, the Sheriff's office said Wednesday.
Deputies had previously said they believed the suspect frequents the area, but hadn't revealed that the victim recognized him.
The path, near C-470 and Wadsworth Boulevard, includes a tunnel that goes underneath C-470. When the woman entered the tunnel around 8 p.m. on Jan. 25, she was attacked and sexually assaulted.
Deputies released a composite sketch and some descriptive attributes of the suspect after the attack. He was said to be a white male, between 30 and 40 years of age and between 5-foot 7 inches and 5-foot 9 inches tall. He weighs approximately 175 to 180 pounds, with a lanky and athletic build. He had tan skin and light brown hair.
Wednesday, Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer added new information that revealed the suspect had yellow teeth and horrible breath. There was a distinct tan line on his forehead that could have been from a backwards baseball cap or a bike helmet.
Additionally, the victim left the suspect with severe scratching on his neck.
The victim told deputies she'd seen her attacker on previous occasions while she walked or rode her bike along the path. Normally, she was accompanied by her dog, but not on the day of the attack.
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